Late last week, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued Fox News Networks, claiming it retaliated against reporter Catherine Herridge after she complained to Fox that she was subjected to disparate pay and unequal employment opportunities because of her gender and age. Fox conducted an investigation into her allegations, but notified Herridge that no evidence of discrimination had been found. The EEOC said it presented her with a new contract with language that was intended to stop her from making future discrimination complaints. It was only after Herridge filed a charge of discrimination with the EEOC, and an EEOC investigator conducted an on-site investigation, that Fox agreed to take out the retaliatory language and presented Herridge with a new contract with the retaliatory language removed, the EEOC said. Fox News said the EEOC press release failed to note that it dismissed 98% of Herridge’s claims, including a retaliation claim. ““The EEOC’s suspiciously timed press release is nothing more than a partisan statement about a politically motivated lawsuit,” said Fox News evp, legal & business Affairs Dianne Brandi. “She has not lost a penny in salary. She was not fired, nor was she retaliated against nor discriminated against as the EEOC concluded in its own Determination. We at FOX News are proud of our record of compliance with the law.” Read the EEOC’s news release here:

The Daily


MNF Ratings

Week 3 of ESPN ’s MNF drew in 14mln viewers, with MNF now up 4% season-to-date from 2019

Read the Full Issue
The Skinny is delivered on Tuesday and focuses on the cable profession. You'll stay in the know on the headlines, topics and special issues you value most. Sign Up