Fox News Host Melissa Francis Off Air After Gender Pay Complaint

Melissa Francis
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 09: Bethenny Frankel (R) visits "After The Bell" with host Melissa Francis on FOX Business Network at FOX Studios on June 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)

Melissa Francis: Fox News channel and Fox Business Host Melissa Francis isn’t seen on the networks in weeks. Our sources and news reports say that she is not present this long of channel is because she came to the network with claims of pay disparity based on gender. To know more about it in detail so let us jump in!

Fox News Host Melissa Francis Off Air After Gender Pay Complaint

Melissa Francis is off the air at Fox News and Fox Business. Francis is off from the network since October 7, 2024. And yet it is still unclear that Outnumbered co-host will return to either of the networks.

The reason she not seen on either of the networks is that she raised some claims. The claims were regarding pay disparity based on gender. The complaint filed against Fox News Media, the two networks parent company.

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The company spokesperson said Francis had not been fired, adding via statement, “Fox News Media regularly considers programming changes, including to its daytime lineup, and will launch new formats as appropriate after the election. These changes are being made independent of any other ongoing matter.”

But as per the reports, Francis complaint claimed she paid less than male companion. Above all, Outnumbered. A daytime show whose co-host is Melissa Francis. The show has many female Fox personalities, and one man discusses the current event. Francis also co-hosted Fox Business After the Bell with Connell McShane.

Also, Fox News Channel has a history of gender-involved controversies. Those controversies includes: 

  • Former host Gretchen Carlson’s sexual harassment lawsuit against former Chairman Roger Ailes.
  • Former host Megyn Kelly claimed inappropriate overtures to her in her working days.
  • Jennifer Eckhart alleged that fired anchor Ed Henry sexually assaulted her on multiple occasions. She restrained in handcuffs too.

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