SMU presents Sammons Media Ethics Lecture: Gretchen Carlson
Gretchen Carlson, journalist, author, and advocate who helped pave the way for #MeToo with her historic 2016 sexual harassment complaint against the chairman of Fox News, will give the 20th annual Rosine Smith Sammons Lecture in Media Ethics.
Named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World and author of New York Times bestsellers, Be Fierce and Getting Real, Carlson is one of the nation’s most successful and recognized news anchors and a tireless advocate for equality and empowerment of women.
She previously hosted The Real Story on Fox News for three years, and co-hosted the number one rated cable morning news show, Fox and Friends, for more than seven years.
Carlson’s most recent return to television, as host and executive producer of A+E and Lifetime Network documentaries Breaking the Silence and the upcoming Beyond the Headlines: NXIVM Cult and Beyond the Headlines: The College Admissions Scandal, breaks the barriers she faced after saying “enough” to harassment. Her comeback offers hope for other women demoted, fired or blacklisted from their chosen careers after reporting sexual harassment.