Meet Mrs. Ailes
Ailes’ award-winning media career began as a researcher and booker for NBC News at Sunrise and Before Hours, a daily business show she co-produced with the Wall Street Journal. She was the first producer hired to launch financial network CNBC, and later was responsible for its on-air merger with FNN. Mrs Ailes became the youngest female Vice President at NBC and was responsible for launching cable network America’s Talking, the forerunner to MSNBC.
Mrs. Ailes also owned and published 2 newspapers in New York’s Hudson Valley. She now lives in Palm Beach, Florida and is involved with non-profit organizations focused on social welfare and workforce development.
Latest Blog Posts
I decided to start this blog as a way of sharing updates about my life since my husband Roger’s death. I can’t believe that it has been nearly 2 years, in some ways it feels like a lifetime.
As we move beyond the mid-term elections, the time is right to step back and evaluate our translation of core convictions into a governing agenda. In Cass’s provocative argument, our conception of the economy as a “pie” to be grown and divided amongst consumers bears responsibility for decades of stagnant wages, a labor-force exodus, too […]
“The Flight 93 Election” galvanized many voters in 2016 by spotlighting the stakes ahead in November and reproaching complacent elements on the right. It also drew disparagement from many who judged it too apocalyptic in its assessment of the options facing the electorate. Michael Anton addressed the main criticisms of his provocative essay soon afterward […]
On the Bookshelf
One of the things I loved most about working in journalism and publishing was meeting brilliant authors and watching their books have an impact. Here are a few of the books on my bookshelf and links to recent reviews. Stay tuned, there are some books I’m anxiously awaiting and will post soon.
These photos are from the night of the dedication. Executive Director Beth Greco is in the foreground, and they sang a beautiful song of thanks to me and my family.
At the St. Christopher’s Inn Gala with Mother Delores Hart and Cardinal Dolan.
This was one of my favorite events! This photo is from the Cardinal’s 2013 Christmas luncheon. I was that year’s “Christmas Angel” and I believe I still hold the record for money raised for Catholic Charities at that event: $1.6 million dollars.