GOOD NEWS Ailes Apprentice Program Celebrates Its 10th Graduating Class
The Ailes Apprentice Program, which was created by Fox News Channel Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes 10 years ago, celebrated its latest graduating class this week.
Mr. Ailes started the program to celebrate diversity and change the face of the television news industry. The program gives four young Fox News employees a unique mentoring experience and an amazing opportunity to advance their career.
The graduating ceremony included speeches by Dr. Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr., and author Bishop T.D. Jakes.
"To have the King family here today, with Martin Luther King's legacy, means a great deal to me and I know it does to the Fox family. We've graduated some spectacular people, who are making a big, big difference," Ailes said at the ceremony.
The 10th class of Apprentices - Breana Jones, Megan Grogan, Shavon White and Felipe Tognarelli - appeared on "Fox and Friends" this morning to talk about what the program has meant for them.
Felipe, a system analyst who is attending Empire State College, shared that in the middle of the year-long program, he was diagnosed with cancer and had to undergo treatment. He was happy to share that he was cancer-free, just like Elisabeth did on the show last week.
"I realized it's not about how hard we fall, it's about how strong we rise. After literally being knocked out by life and having all the Fox News family looking out for me, supporting me, it gave me a lot of strength," he said.
Watch the heartwarming interview above and some clips from the graduation below, and learn more about the apprentices, here.