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Women & Politics Institute


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Sunday Morning Monitor

Each Sunday morning, politicians, pundits, and journalists gather to set the agenda for the coming week's news cycle. These elected officials, candidates, and talking heads crowd the airwaves of the major networks and cable news outlets.

Considering the important and influential role these programs play in establishing political discourse, WPI tracks who sits at the round table. And these numbers make clear, women are few and far between.

November 15, 2015: 31 men and 13 women

NBC's Meet the Press with Chuck Todd: 7 men and 3 women

  • Gov. Jeb Bush (M) 
  • Richard Engel (M)
  • Christiane Taubira (F)
  • Ben Rhodes (M)
  • Rep. Michael McCaul (M)
  • Michael Leiter (M)
  • Andrea Mitchell (F) 
  • Jeff Greenfield (M) 
  • Eugene Robinson (M)
  • Jennifer Rubin (F)

CBS's Face the Nation with John Dickerson: 6 men and 6 women

  • Sen. Bernie Sanders (M) 
  • Rep. Devin Nunes (M)
  • Michael Morell (M) 
  • Farah Pandith (F)
  • Danielle Pletka (F)
  • Nancy Cordes (F)
  • Jamelle Bouie (M)
  • Peggy Noonan (F)
  • Elizabeth Palmer (F)
  • Margaret Brennan (F)
  • Richard Burr (M)
  • William Bratton (M)

ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos: men and 2 women

  • President Barack Obama (M)
  • Sen. Marco Rubio (M)
  • Ben Rhodes (M)
  • Rep. Adam Schiff (M)
  • Bill Bratton (M)
  • Bill Kristol (M) 
  • Robert Reich (M)
  • Stephanie Cutter (F)
  • Ana Navarro (F)

CNN's State of the Union with Jake Tapper: 6 men and 1 woman

  • Gov. Jeb Bush (M)
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham (M)
  • Ben Rhodes (M)
  • Mike Rogers (M)
  • Shadi Hamid (M)
  • Robin Wright (F)
  • Jeremy Bash (M) 

Fox News' Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace: 5 men and 1 woman

  • Dr. Ben Carson (M) 
  • Rep. Peter King (M) 
  • George Will (M) 
  • Peter Baker (M) 
  • Laura Ingraham (F)
  • Charles Lane (M)