FOX News Channel (FNC) has re-signed Martha MacCallum to a multi-year
deal where she will continue as the co-anchor of America’s Newsroom,
announced Roger Ailes, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of FOX News.
In making the announcement, Ailes said, “Martha brings unique enthusiasm
and talent to delivering the news and connects incredibly well with our
viewers. We look forward to her continuing to play a valuable role in
the network’s success.”
Since 2010, MacCallum has co-anchored America’s Newsroom (9-11
AM/ET) alongside Bill Hemmer. The two-hour weekday news program averages
nearly 1.5 million total viewers, beating both CNN and MSNBC combined
during that timeslot, according to Nielsen Media Research.
During her tenure at FNC, MacCallum has played an integral role in the
network’s coverage of the 2004, 2008 and 2012 presidential elections.
She has covered major international and national stories including the
Royal Wedding, Hurricane Katrina and the funeral of Pope John Paul II.
Her wide-ranging interviews include General David Petraeus, President
Obama strategist David Axelrod, Senator John McCain and New Jersey
Governor Chris Christie.
Prior to her current role on America’s Newsroom, MacCallum
anchored FNC’s weekday news programs The Live Desk from 2006 to
2010 and FOX News Live from 2004 to 2006. Before joining
FNC, MacCallum served a variety of positions at NBC from 1997 to
2003, including co-anchor of CNBC’s Morning Call with Martha
MacCallum and Ted David and anchor of CNBC’s Checkpoint.
FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service
dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political and business
news. A top five cable network, FNC has been the most watched news
channel in the country for more than ten years and according to Public
Policy Polling, is the most trusted television news source in the
country. Owned by News Corp., FNC is available in more than 90 million
homes and dominates the cable news landscape, routinely notching the top
ten programs in the genre.