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Bombshell’s Blondes Tell Their Own Story About Fox News

December 19, 2019

"Morgan wasn’t the only one who spent time dissecting how the typical Fox News anchor looked. Back in 2014, media outlets, including this one, pointed out the overwhelming blondeness (and whiteness) of the women at Fox News at the time. But the favoring of blonde hair extended far beyond the network. That year, Jennifer Berdahl, sociology professor at the University of British Columbia, started conducting extensive research on the disproportionate percentage of blonde women in high-level positions. Her research, which was released the same year that Bombshell takes place, showed that 48 percent of female chief executives at S&P 500 companies and 35 percent of female senators were blonde."