Fox News’ MacCallum: Fox Hosts Aren’t Blond Barbies

Amber Athey Podcast Columnist
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Martha MacCallum, host of Fox News’ “The Story,” defended herself and her network after an LA Times writer called Fox News anchors “blond Barbies in short, tight skirts.”

In an op-ed published Wednesday, MacCallum called out David Horsey, who wrote the widely criticized LA Times column, for his sexist attack on “some of the sharpest, brightest” women who work at Fox.

“We work hard, get our stories right and are proud of what we do and the success we’ve achieved,” she writes in the piece. “We’re experienced journalists and reporters, most of us have been at it a long time. Between us, we’ve worked at all the networks and most prominent newspapers and publications.”

MacCallum describes her career trajectory, starting at the Wall Street Journal and working her way through CNBC and NBC before landing her own primetime show at Fox News.

“In my 13 years at Fox News, I have covered countless national and international stories, four presidential election cycles from beginning to end as a reporter, an anchor and a debate moderator. I now host The Story, a primetime news program, which has been number one in its time slot since it premiered.”

The two-time Gracie award recipient asserts that her success is not due to her hair color or her choice of dress–“It’s about elbow grease, dedication and sacrificing time with our families and friends.”

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