Miss America Split Over Leadership, Direction

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Former Miss America winners and state pageant officials are split over the leadership and direction of the organization, which was rocked by a 2017 email scandal that led to the resignations of its top leaders. Representatives from 22 state pageants signed a petition calling for the resignations of the new […]

Gretchen Carlson Named Miss America Chair

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Former Fox News Channel anchor and 1989 Miss America Gretchen Carlson was named chairwoman of the Miss America Organization’s board of directors Monday, and three other past pageant winners will join her on the board. The new leadership comes less than two weeks after leaked emails surfaced showing CEO Sam […]

3 Miss America Officials Resign, 1 Apologizes

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The top leadership of the Miss America Organization, implicated in an email scandal that targeted past pageant winners for abuse based on their appearance, intellect and sex lives, resigned on Saturday, with the outgoing president apologizing to a winner whose weight he ridiculed. The president, Josh Randle, told The Associated […]

ABC, Miss America Pageant Ink 3-year TV Deal

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Miss America organization has agreed to a new three-year broadcast deal with ABC. The deal announced Monday between the organization and Dick Clark Productions will keep the pageant on ABC through 2018. The pageant is televised from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall each September. The Miss America pageant began in […]

‘Miss America Pageant’ Returns to ABC

Miss America Partners With Dick Clark Prods

Miss America Returning To Roots In Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Miss America, Atlantic City’s prodigal pageant, is coming home, and the spectacle that became synonymous with the New Jersey seaside resort is being assured all is forgiven after a six-year fling in Las Vegas.The pageant will be back where it started 93 years ago and where it was a fixture […]

Miss America Pageant Returns To Network TV