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TV Ratings: Miss America Hits Low for 2nd Straight Year

NBC's broadcast of the Miss America competition on Thursday, Dec. 19, scored an all-time low for a broadcast network.

Gretchen Carlson Steps Down as Miss America Chairwoman

Gretchen Carlson, a former Miss America who helped eliminate the pageant's swimsuit competition, is stepping down as board chairwoman of the Miss America Organization.

Miss America Moves to NBC for 2020 Competition

NBC has snagged rights to the Miss America competition, which will move to its new home after eight years on ABC.

Miss USA Sarah Rose Summers Apologizes for Comments About Miss Vietnam, Miss Cambodia

Sarah Rose Summers, crowned Miss USA last spring, has apologized for controversial remarks about the English-speaking ability of Miss Vietnam and Miss Cambodia made on Instagram Live.

Miss America Nia Franklin Talks Cutting Swimsuit Portion From Competition

Miss America Nia Franklin was crowned shortly after a highly debated evolution in the Miss America Organization that axed the swimsuit portion of the telecast and rebranded the long-running pageant as a competition. Franklin told The Hollywood Reporter that after three years of being a part of the organization, she had her initial apprehensions but wound up embracing the changes prior to receiving her newly cemented title.

TV Ratings: ‘Rel’ Gets Decent Start for Fox, Miss America Hits Low

Fox comedy 'Rel' puts up decent numbers in a post-NFL preview on Sunday, Sept. 9, while Miss America tumbles year to year.

Miss America Winner Revealed

Nia Franklin was chosen Sunday night from among 51 contestants in the first Miss America pageant to be held without a swimsuit competition in its 98-year history.

Miss America Cara Mund on Gretchen Carlson’s Alleged Bullying and Possible Dethroning

Miss America Cara Mund opens up to The Hollywood Reporter about the bullying she claims she's experienced under chairwoman Gretchen Carlson's leadership, and the "possibility" of losing her crown.

Former Miss Americas Say Gretchen Carlson Should “Absolutely” Resign

Former Miss Americas Suzette Charles and Heather Whitestone visited 'Today' on Monday (Aug. 20) to discuss the allegations of bullying against Gretchen Carlson. Former Miss America Caressa Cameron-Jackson also spoke with Paula Faris on 'Good Morning America' on about the need for the entire board, though specifically Carlson, to resign.

Former Miss Americas Sign Letter Supporting Gretchen Carlson’s Board Leadership

Former Miss America winners and state pageant officials are split over the leadership and direction of the organization, which was rocked by a 2017 email scandal that led to the resignations of its top leaders.

Gretchen Carlson on Miss America Changes, Seeing Harvey Weinstein in Handcuffs

Gretchen Carlson, the former Fox News anchor who helped ignite what would become the #MeToo movement when she took on Roger Ailes in 2016, is still fighting, now to rebrand the Miss America competition. She also talks about what it was like to see Harvey Weinstein in handcuffs

Miss America Eliminates Swimsuit Competition, Will No Longer Judge on Looks

"We're not going to judge you on your appearance because we are interested in what makes you you," Gretchen Carlson, a former Miss America who is head of the organization's board of trustees, said while making the announcement that Miss America would drop the swimsuit competition and no longer judge contestants on looks Tuesday on 'Good Morning America.'