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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.

January 15, 2017: 28 men and 10 women

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

  • Rep. John Lewis (M) 
  • Incoming White House Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus (M) 
  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein (F) 
  • Rich Lowry (M) 
  • Helene Cooper (F) 
  • Jeffrey Goldberg (M) 
  • Danielle Pletka (F)

CBS's Face the Nation with John Dickerson: 7 men and 1 woman

  • Vice President-Elect, Mike Pence (M) 
  • Sen. Joe Manchin (M) 
  • Former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich (M) 
  • David Ignatius (M) 
  • Ruth Marcus (F) 
  • John Heilemann (M) 
  • Ed O’Keefe (M) 
  • Ben Domenech (M)

ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos: 8 men and 2 women

  • Incoming White House Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus (M) 
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders (M) 
  • Rep. Jason Chaffetz (M) 
  • Richard Painter (M) 
  • Norm Eisen (M) 
  • Jon Karl (M) 
  • Sara Fagen (F) 
  • Cornell Belcher (M) 
  • Bill Kristol (M) 
  • Katrina Vanden Huevel (F)

CNN's State of the Union with Jake Tapper: 4 men and 2 women

  • White House Chief of Staff, Denis McDonough (M) 
  • Sen. Rand Paul (M) 
  • Rick Santorum (M) 
  • Nina Turner (F) 
  • Sarah Isgur Flores (F) 
  • Marc Morial (M)
  • Vice President-Elect, Mike Pence (M) 
  • CIA Director, John Brennan (M) 
  • Gerald Seib (M) 
  • Bob Woodward (M) 
  • Jane Harmon (F) 
  • Lisa Boothe (F) 
  • Tom Barrack (M)