FOX News Channel hosted a graduation ceremony on Thursday, November 13th for the latest members of the Ailes Apprentice Program, an exclusive diversity education program founded by Roger Ailes, Chairman & CEO of FOX News.
The members of this year’s graduating class were Breana Jones, Megan Grogan, Felipe Tognarelli and Shavon White.
This year’s event marked the 10th anniversary of the program, which has become a leader in promoting diversity in the broadcast journalism industry.
Each year, the individuals selected for these apprenticeships are mentored by key FOX executives as well as by the program’s external patrons—individuals who can help build connections and present different aspects of media, politics and the business world.Past patrons who have actively participated in the mentorship process include former U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, Reverence Jacques De Graff, Jehmu Greene and former NY Mayor David Dinkins.
The apprenticeship is a one-year program with the opportunity to move into a full-time position at its conclusion. To date, 42 apprentices have been through the program and 60% of those are still with the company and have enjoyed great success.
In a statement released by FOX, Ailes says the 2014 Ailes Apprentice class, “… marks an extraordinary decade of inspiring success. In this tenth anniversary year, our program has continued to expand and provide Apprentices with job training, networking and volunteer opportunities to grow their careers. We are incredibly proud of the accomplishments and contributions to Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, and the media industry that our Apprentices have made over ten years.”
To learn more about the Ailes Apprentice Program, visit http://ailesapprentice.foxnews.com/