FOX News Channel Names Martha MacCallum and Jane Skinner to New Positions
In making the announcement, Ailes said, "Both of these women are very well liked by our employees and loved by our audience. Jane has proven herself as a trusted journalist with an unwavering commitment to the news and Martha is a unique talent who has a solid understanding of the stories we present that affect the lives of our viewers."
The Live Desk with Martha MacCallum premieres Monday, September 25th from 1-2PM EST will feature MacCallum anchoring from inside the FNC control room -- bringing viewers closer to the day's breaking news from around the world. MacCallum will also take her audiences beyond the headlines with a panel that will bring a fresh perspective on topics affecting all Americans. She joined FNC in January 2004 as an anchor for FOX News Live and prior to that served a variety of positions at NBC and CNBC from 1997 to 2003.
Also beginning September 25th, Jane Skinner will anchor FOX News Live weekdays from 2-3 PM EST, replacing Martha MacCallum. Skinner currently serves as a daytime news anchor, providing news updates at the top and bottom of the hour. Skinner joined the network from WNBC-TV, where she was a freelance reporter. Prior to her stint there, Skinner served as the primetime anchor for WITI-TV (FOX) in Milwaukee and as a reporter for KMOV-TV (CBS) in St. Louis.
FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour general news service covering breaking news as well as political, entertainment and business news. For more than three years, FNC has been the most watched cable news channel in the nation and currently presents eleven out of the top twelve programs in cable news. Owned by News Corp., FNC is available in more than 85 million homes. Website: www.FOXNews.com