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.


August 26th, 2018

24 men and 11 women

NBC's Meet the Press with Chuck Todd: 5 men and 2 women

  • Frm. Sec. Hillary Clinton (W)
  • Sen. Jeff Flake (M)
  • Rep. Jerrold Nadler (M)
  • Tom Brokaw (M)
  • David Brody (M)
  • Joshua Johnson (M)
  • Susan Page (W)

CBS's Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan: 4 men and 1 woman

  • Sen. Jeff Flake (M)
  • Sen. Dick Durbin (M)
  • Karen Tumulty (W)
  • Dan Balz (M)
  • Michael Gerson (M)

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

  • Sen. Jeff Flake (M)
  • Rep. Nancy Pelosi (W)
  • Gen. David Patraeus (M)
  • Rep. Eric Swallwell (M)
  • Alan Dershowitz (M)
  • Donna Brazile (W)
  • Mitch Landrieu (M)
  • Alice Stewart (W)

CNN's State of the Union with Jake Tapper: 6 men and 3 women

  • Sen. Jeff Flake (M)
  • Sen. Susan Collins (W)
  • Steve Duprey (M)
  • Bill Kristol (M)
  • Jay Carney (M)
  • Sen. Amy Klobuchar (W)
  • Frm. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (W)
  • Rep. Adam Schiff (M)
  • Mark McKinnon (M)

Fox News' Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace: 4 men and 2 women

  • Frm. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (W)
  • Frm. Sen. Jon Kyl (M)
  • Marc Lotter (M)
  • Marie Harf (W)
  • Frm. Attorney Gen. Alberto Gonzales (M)
  • Corey Lewandowski (M)