Fox News CEO Named As Forbes Most Powerful Woman

( Suzanne Scott, the CEO of Fox News Media, was recently honored among the “most powerful women” in the world on a recent list compiled by the magazine Forbes.

In announcing 2021’s 100 “most powerful women” list this week, Forbes wrote:

“Like so much in 2021, the state of female power around the world looks a bit different than it did just one or two years ago. Women have gained ground in the c-suite — among the women on Forbes’ 18th annual list of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women are 40 CEOs, the most since 2015, who oversee a record $3.3 trillion in revenue.”

This is truly an impressive honor for Scott. Also on the list were Serena Williams, Reese Witherspoon, Rihanna, Beyonce Knowles, Taylor Swift, Oprah Winfrey, Sheryl Sandberg, Melinda Gates, Queen Elizabeth II, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Kamala Harris.

This isn’t the only major recognition Scott has received recently, either. Just last week, the Tunnels to Towers Foundation awarded Scott their Let Us Do Good Award, which was given “for her extraordinary dedication and positive impact in the lives of our veterans and first responders.” The award was given to her at the organization’s Footsteps to the Future Gala on Friday, which was the group’s fourth annual event.

When Scott accepted the award, she said:

“At Fox News, we are always most proud to tell the stories of true American heroes like the first responders.”

Scott also had the honor of ringing the Opening Bell at Nasdaq in October which was a part of the 25th anniversary celebration of the Fox News Channel. At the time, she said:

“This is an extraordinary celebration and a great moment for our team both on and off the air. We’re very thankful and happy to be here.”

Scott was named as the CEO of Fox News in May of 2018, and was the first female in the position for the company. In only a few short years, she has been able to expand the brand of Fox News Channel to become a juggernaut across multiple platforms that has since been rebranded to Fox News Media.

Scott has been employed by Fox News for 25 years. Before being elevated to CEO, she served as the president of programming for the Fox Business Network and Fox News Channel. In that position, she oversaw all of the talent management and programming for the networks.

Two of the biggest decisions she made was adding talent to the primetime lineup, particularly anchors Laura Ingraham and Tucker Carlson.

Scott is also credited with being the co-creator of shows that have been hosted by Harris Faulkner and Martha MacCallum. She also expanded the role of journalist Dana Perino at Fox News.

For five straight years, Fox News has been the most-watched network on basic cable in all of the key measurables for a news station, and Scott has played a prominent role in that achievement.