♦ “Harris Faulkner is a six-time Emmy Award-winning anchor of Fox Report Weekend who has interviewed the powerful and famous, such as Bill Clinton when he was running for president, Olympian Gabby Douglas and Guion Bluford, the first African-American in space.”
♦ “Ms. Carolina Sanchez is the perfect example to illustrate Fox News’ commitment to supporting and promoting diversity.”
♦ “WFLD-Ch. 32 reporter Tisha Lewis and I could not have imagined how fun and rewarding it would be when we embarked on a long-term “play date” with sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade girls at Daniel S. Wentworth Elementary School in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood.”
♦ “Karikari was accepted into the Ailes Apprentice Program (AAP), a one-year apprenticeship run through Fox News and Fox Business. The program aims to give minorities the opportunity to work one-on-one with mentors like Brian Jones, senior vice president of Fox Business. ”
♦ ” [The] ceremony was emceed by FNC anchor Bill Hemmer and the keynote speaker was the Rev. Jesse Jackson who admitted, ‘ I’m quite nervous. I’m a lamb and I’ve come to the lion,’ as he looked towards Ailes. Ailes tells TVNewser he’s known Jackson for decades and has kept up ‘a backchannel conversation for years.’ ”
♦ “Ailes Apprentice Program sets sights on success”
♦ “Ailes started the program, in 2003 to increase diversity in broadcast and cable news by putting young, recent college grads through rigorous mentorships with seasoned professionals and a full-time job at FNC.”
♦ “Crystal Berger is one of four graduates from the Ailes Apprentice Program at Fox, and she looks darn proud. The Reverend Jesse Jackson spoke at the November 15 graduation in New York City.”
♦ “On Thursday, Fox News Channel hosted the commencement ceremony of the Ailes Apprenticeship Program …”
♦ “Berger has taught underprivileged kids in DC, co-founded a Baltimore non-profit called Sisters Empowerment Foundation, and worked at Baltimore’s Channel 13/WJZ. After the apprentice program at Fox, she’s taken up the fulltime job of affiliate coordinator for Fox News Radio.”
♦ “Llenas, B.S.C. ’10, writes, reports, and produces multimedia content for the news website, based in New York City. FOX News Latino covers news and issues for Latinos in the U.S. and around the world primarily in English.
At the RNC, Llenas, who majored in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science at UM and worked at campus cable TV station UMTV, got some quality face time with Puerto Rico’s Gov. Luis Fortuño, former U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, and others.”
♦ “Fox News Latino doesn’t treat American Hispanics as a monolithic cultural, economic or political force. And that can be credited with some of its early fortune.
The site started up in late 2010, with a push from Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes. Fox News Latino Director Francisco Cortes was rising through the ranks — from an apprenticeship named for Ailes to a senior producer for Fox’s news programming — when he was summoned by his bosses.”
♦ “Cat Deeley– host of “So You Think You Can Dance” — stopped by the New York City studios of FOX News Radio to chat with reporter, Crystal Berger.”
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♦ “Two college students in the journalism field were awarded a $10,000 scholarship and a paid internship with Fox News on Oct. 27, as the chairman and chief executive officer of the company, Roger Ailes, presented an addition to his brainchild, The Ailes Apprentice Program.”
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♦ “A Bronx resident has successfully completed one of the most competitive apprenticeship programs in New York City.
Kingsbridge native Steven Soto graduated from the College of Mount St. Vincent with a degree in business. After years as a sale rep for Enterprise Rent-a-Car, he decided on a career change.
The 28-year-old started working as a production assistant for Fox News in March 2010. He knew immediately that this was a job he wanted to explore further, so he applied for the FOX News Ailes Apprentice Program to further advance in the media field.”
-The Bronx Times
♦ “Last week Amanda Morales from Flushing was one of four graduates from this year’s Ailes Apprentice Program. Pictured here is Morales at the ceremony with Roger Ailes, Chairman and CEO of Fox News, and the founder of the program. This is the seventh graduating class of the program since its inception in 2003. Speakers at the ceremony included former mayor David Dinkins and former NASA astronaut Jose Hernandez. Morales graduated from St. John’s University in 2009 with a degree in communication arts. She currently works within Fox News Channel (FNC) polling unit as a production assistant and researcher.”
-The Queens Gazette
♦ “Fox News chairman Roger Ailes, former astronaut Jose Hernandez, former mayor David Dinkins and Geraldo Rivera were on hand Thursday for the seventh Ailes Apprentice Program s graduating class ceremony. In the diversity education program, each year a group of people are chosen as apprentices and mentored by key executives at Fox and outside experts, such as Dinkins.”
-NY Daily News
♦ “Geraldo Rivera, former New York mayor David Dinkins, ex-astronaut Jose Hernandez and Fox News Channel chairman/CEO Roger Ailes (left to right) were all in attendance yesterday to celebrate the seventh graduating class of the Ailes Apprentice Program. Dinkins introduced Ailes, while Hernandez — who’s running for Congress as a Democrat in California — was the commencement speaker.”
♦ “Founded by Ailes, the program each year selects a group of individuals as apprentices, who are then mentored by Fox executives and external patrons (including former Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao and Dinkins). The apprenticeship is a one-year program, giving those chosen the opportunity to move into a full-time position at the program’s conclusion.”
♦ “Roger Ailes, Chairman and CEO of Fox News as well as the Chairman of Fox Television Stations, is behind an apprenticeship program within the company that matches young people with veterans in the broadcast news industry. Among the patrons volunteering his expertise is NY Weather Authority Mike Woods.”
♦ “CEO Roger Ailes created the network’s apprenticeship program in 2003 in an effort to provide minorities at entry-level positions with an opportunity to gain valuable behind-the-scenes experience working at a cable network that otherwise wouldn’t be available to them.”
-Bryan La Placa, Suburban Trends
♦”Talent and ambition alone don’t necessarily guarantee success — some people need an opportunity to show what they’re made of. For Victor Garcia, that opportunity came through the FOX News Apprentice Program.”
-Hildy Medina, Hispanic Business magazine
♦”Move over Donald Trump. There’s another apprentice program. However, participants in this television program are hearing the words ‘You’re Hired!’ as opposed to ‘You’re Fired!’ Created by FOX Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes, The FOX News Apprentice Program seeks to attract and develop minority employees.”
-Usula V. Battle, The Baltimore Times
♦ “At her apprenticeship at FOX News Channel, Astorian Erika Garcia, 24, spent her days neither fetching cafe lattes for the office nor Xeroxing 24 of her boss’ favorite French restaurant menu for all his friends and neighbors. Instead the Queens College media studies graduate, who was born in the United States, moved to Colombia at [age] six and moved back to New York to attend college, edited video clips and worked in the media relations department. Oh, and she also broke bread and exchanged quips with Roger Ailes…”
-Lisa Fogerty, Queens Chronicle
♦”As an apprentice, [Cory] Howard worked as an administrative assistant to [Greta] Van Susteren. But before her year was up, she had become the show’s booker.”
-Karen Nitkin, The Baltimore Sun
♦ ”Among the many executive mentors is The Fox Report anchor Shepard Smith, who said that [the] program is a great way to find and nurture talent. ‘This seemed like a perfect way to keep people who would be in demand everywhere else and really train them to be tomorrow’s leaders,’ he said. ‘A lot of people talk about diversity and they make shows about diversity, but here it’s about the future of the company.’”
-R. Thomas Umstead, Multichannel News