Powerful Women. Powerful Stories.
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NEWS

News

 
 

 Newsroom production is still faced with stark gender disparity.

It's time to change the byline.  

 
 


 
 

With female news staff increasing by just an incremental 4% over the past 30 years, women today make up just one-third of newsroom leadership staff. 

Now more than ever is a time for women behind the most powerful stories in journalism to be heard.  

 
 
 
My hope is that as a journalistic community, we are able to cross into the territory of an honest conversation about issues affecting female journalists in the field and within media organizations.
— Zeina Awad, journalist, Al Jazeera English
News is what someone wants suppressed. Everything else is advertising. The power is to set the agenda. What we print and what we don’t print matter a lot.
— Katharine Graham former publisher of The Washington Post

A Few of Our Favorites

 

While men still dominate the industry, we can't overlook the work that goes on behind the scenes.  These are just a few of the women who are taking journalism by storm - defining how politics, war, business and news media are shared in todays world.

 
 

Betsy FischerFischer Martin Media

Besty Fischer is best known as the former Executive Producer of Meet the Press on NBC. For 11 years, Fischer produced weekly coverage of the world’s top political stories before leaving the network in 2015. Fischer currently serves as Co-Chair of The National Press Club Headliners Committee and Principal at Fischer Martin Media, where she advises corporate executives on how to communicate through media.

Subrata DeABC News

A long-time veteran of television news production, Subrata De worked as a producer with NBC Nightly News before joining NBC News as a Senior Producer, later joining Andrea Mitchell Reports as an Executive Producer on MSNBC.  De is currently the Vice President of Multi-platform news gathering at ABC News.

Soledad O'BrienStarfish Media Group

Soledad O’Brien is a producer, journalist, and anchor for Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien, a weekly political show owned by Hearst Television. In addition to her work as a producer and anchor for multiple shows spanning HBO, MSNBC, and CNN, O’Brien is the founder of Starfish Media Group, a multi-platform media production company.

Sharanjit LeylBBC World News

Sharanjit Leyl is a Singaporean producer currently with BBC World News. Her work has taken her across the globe, including Vancouver, Pakistan, Singapore, Tokyo, and London. Leyl is a regular anchor for Asia Business Report and Newsday and reports and produces for World Business Report from the BBC Singapore studio.