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Women & Politics Institute

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 27, 2016: 25 men and 15 women

NBC's Meet the Press with Chuck Todd: 4 men and 3 women

  • Kellyanne Conway (F) 
  • Sen. Marco Rubio (M) 
  • Rep. Tim Ryan (M) 
  • Matt Bai (M) 
  • Helene Cooper (F) 
  • Danielle Pletka (F) 
  • Mark Murray (M)

CBS's Face the Nation with John Dickerson: 7 men and 4 woman

  • Sen. Marco Rubio (M) 
  • Jeffrey Gold (M) Vin Scully (M) 
  • Jahana Hayes (F) 
  • Brandon Stanton (M) 
  • John Shinholser (M) 
  • Honesty Liller (F) 
  • Molly Ball (F) 
  • Ed O’Keefe (M) 
  • Ruth Marcus (F) 
  • Ramesh Ponnuru (M)

ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos: 5 men and 3 women

** Hosted by Martha Raddatz

  • Kellyanne Conway (F) 
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders (M) 
  • Sen. Ted Cruz (M) 
  • Adm. And Fmr. Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen (M) 
  • Kristen Soltis Anderson (F) 
  • Cenk Uygur (M) 
  • Carol Lee (F) 
  • Dan Balz (M)

CNN's State of the Union with Jake Tapper: 4 men and 3 women

** Hosted by Dana Bash

  • Sen. Bernie Sander (M) 
  • Sen. Marco Rubio (M) 
  • Kellyanne Conway (F) 
  • Andre Bauer (M) 
  • Debbie Dingell (F) 
  • Bakari Sellers (M) 
  • Alice Stewart (F) 


  • Reince Priebus, Incoming White House Chief of Staff (M) 
  • Rep. Tim Ryan (M) 
  • Sandy Lerner (F) 
  • Michael Needham (M) 
  • Julie Pace (F) 
  • James Rosen (M) 
  • Gerald Seib (M)