Suzanne Scott, CEO of FOX News Media, among Forbes’ ‘Most Powerful Women’ in 2021
FOX News Media CEO Suzanne Scott has been named to Forbes’ list of the 100 “Most Powerful Women” in the World for 2021.
“Like so much in 2021, the state of female power in the world is a little different from what it was just a year or two ago,” Forbes wrote Tuesday. “Women have gained traction in the c-suite – among the women on Forbes’ 18th annual list of the world’s 100 most powerful women, there are 40 CEOs, the highest number since 2015, overseeing a figure. record business of $ 3.3 trillion. ”
Alongside Scott on Forbes’ “Most Powerful Women” are Vice President Kamala Harris, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Queen Elizabeth II, Melinda Gates, Sheryl Sandberg, Oprah Winfrey, Taylor Swift, Beyoncé Knowles, Rihanna, Reese Witherspoon and Serena Williams.
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Scott was recently honored by the Tunnel to the Towers Foundation received the Let Us Do Good Award “for their extraordinary dedication and positive impact on the lives of our veterans and first responders” on Friday at their fourth annual Steps Into the Future gala.
“At Fox News, we always take great pride in telling the stories of true American heroes as first responders,” Scott said upon accepting the prestigious award.
In October, Scott rang the Nasdaq opening bell as part of Fox News Channel’s 25th anniversary and was joined by Fox News Media chairman Jay Wallace and several original presenters, including Steve Doocy and Neil Cavuto.
“This is an amazing celebration and a great time for our team both on and off the air,” said Scott. “We are very grateful and happy to be here.”
Scott was named Fox News’ first female CEO in May 2018 and expanded the Fox News Channel brand into a multiplatform juggernaut now known as Fox News Media.
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Prior to being promoted to CEO, Scott was President of Programming for Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network, where she oversaw all network programming and talent management. She was responsible for building the powerhouse’s current prime-time programming by adding Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham.
Scott, who has worked for Fox News for 25 years, also co-created shows hosted by Martha MacCallum and Harris Faulkner, while expanding Dana Perino’s role as a reporter within the network.
Under Scott, Fox News became the most watched basic cable network for five consecutive years for key measurables. FNC ended 2020 as the first cable news network to end the year with over 3.5 million prime-time viewers.
In 2020, Fox News also made history as the first cable network to exceed prime time for a season, something the network has maintained from Memorial Day until today.
Fox News ad sales flourished under Scott’s leadership and she also launched several initiatives to foster a more transparent work environment. In September 2020, FOX News Media has been officially certified as a “Great Place to Work” for the first time.
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Scott first joined Fox News in 1996 as a programming assistant to television icon Chet Collier. Along the way, she has held positions such as Senior Producer, Executive Producer, Vice President of Programming and Senior Vice President of Programming and Development.
Scott was named one of Crain’s Most Powerful Women in 2019 and honored by Variety as a Woman of Impact in 2020. She was also one of The Hollywood Reporter’s Most Powerful People in New Media. York in 2018 and 2019 and has racked up other achievements in the media industry. , including the 2018, 2019 and 2020 Variety 500 lists, an index of the media industry’s most influential business leaders.
Brian Flood of Fox News contributed to this report.