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Gretchen Carlson has is heading back to TV, lining up a gig as special contributor for the syndicated newsmagazine, People (the TV Show).
In her new role, Carlson will profile ordinary American people “doing extraordinary things” on the half-hour daily TV show from people parent Meredith Corporation.
The former Fox News anchor, who famously blew the lid off of the sexual harassment at the cable news network by late chairman Roger Ailes, has been without an on-camera outlet since historic $20 million sexual harassment settlement. She has since gone on to become an aggressive anti-NDA advocate and a producer.
“I’m thrilled to be joining the iconic People newsroom to bring important stories of inspiring and game-changing individuals to the forefront,” said Carlson. “People has always been a trusted source for authentic and inspiring stories, and I am honored to have been asked to join them in ushering the brand into this new chapter. It is imperative that we continue to lift the voices of those who are breaking barriers and doing vital work in their communities, now more than ever, and I’m excited to be able to spotlight those who are exemplifying empowerment, strength and determination in all areas of life.”
At the top of 2020, Carlson began developing a TV interview vehicle of her own with Blumhouse Television. Her last on-camera job was hosting (and producing) a series of documentary specials for A&E Originals — the first of which told stories of women who have suffered unwanted sexual advances in the workplace.
“Gretchen is an incredibly talented and resilient person,” said People executive producer Rob Silverstein. “She is a champion for women in and out of the workplace, as demonstrated not only by her advocacy, but also by her more than 20-year career as a journalist, covering some of the most important issues and events of the last two decades. We are honored to have her as part of the People team.”
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