Fox News Paid $15 Million to On-Air Personality Melissa Francis Who Filed Pay Disparity Claim

From a Washington Post story by Sarah Ellison headlined “Fox News paid $15 million to former host who filed pay disparity claim”:

Fox News agreed to a roughly $15 million settlement with a female former host who complained about gender-based pay disparities at the cable news network.

Although the kind of sum won by Melissa Francis, an on-air personality for several shows on Fox News and Fox Business Network from 2012 to 2020, is unusual in television news, it underscores perennial concerns that women do not prosper as well as men in this industry — an issue Francis says she personally attempted to investigate by researching what her peers earned at Fox.