Gretchen Carlson to Lead Miss America Organization

GRETCHEN CARLSON, FORMER FOX NEWS ANCHOR AND MISS AMERICA 1989, TO LEAD MISS AMERICA ORGANIZATION

(CNN) – A former Miss America winner is coming back to the organization.

This time, as chair of the board of directors.

Gretchen Carlson, Miss America 1989, will take over the role, effective immediately.

The organization made the announcement Monday.

The move comes after several Miss America pageant officials resigned; following a report that they exchanged offensive e-mails about former contestants.

Carlson is also a former Fox News anchor.

In 2016, she sued her former boss; the late Roger Ailes alleging harassment and retaliation at the network.

Ailes resigned after she filed the suit.

Three other former Miss America winners have also been added to the board of directors.

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