Monday, February 1, 2010

Cable News Getting in Touch with Its Feminine Side

WASHINGTON - JANUARY 08: FOX News Channel host...Image by Getty Images via Daylife
It's a big week for cable newswomen as both Fox News Channel and CNN named women to high-profile slots.

CNN named senior political correspondent Candy Crowley host of "State of the Union," succeeding John King, who replaced Lou Dobbs. Crowley thereby becomes the only female anchor of a Sunday morning news show. "State of the Union" is being reduced to a 1-hour program, CNN executives announced.

Meanwhile, cable ratings champ Fox News Channel announced 39-year-old Megyn Kelly will solo as host of "America Live," anchoring the 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. EST slots. Kelly, a former litigator for Jones Day, has co-anchored "America's Newsroom" since 2007 and also appears weekly on Bill O'Reilly's program.
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