Gretchen Carlson to return to television

Gretchen Carlson to return to television
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Former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson is set to host various documentary specials in collaboration with A+E, according to a Monday announcement.

The company said Carlson would work to create and host a series of specials, including "The Brave with Gretchen Carlson," which will focus on her experience combating sexual harassment in workplace settings. 

"It has now been confirmed that our voices are amplified and actually get heard when we stand together, and I am proud to partner with Lifetime to make change happen by presenting the heartbreaking, but previously untold, stories of everyday working women,” Carlson said in a statement. 


"We need to shine a light on the predators and their enablers, rather than ostracizing and blacklisting the innocent victims whose dreams and careers have been destroyed. I’m grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with A+E Networks on this important project.”

The former Fox News anchor made headlines in 2016 when she filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against former Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes, which led to his resignation two weeks later following an internal investigation.

She has since become a prominent figure in the "Me Too" movement. 

Carlson is currently a columnist for Time magazine and serves as executive producer for the Epix program, "America Divided."

The television veteran appeared to hint at a return last month. 

"There will be more news to come," she told The Hollywood Reporter. "Stay tuned for other announcements in TV."