National Press Club

Carlson, Hopper plan to highlight Miss America changes at NPC Luncheon, July 24

July 22, 2018 | By Tamara Hinton |

Gretchen Carlson, chairwoman of the Miss America board of directors, and Regina Hopper, chief executive officer of the Miss America Organization, plan to discuss upcoming changes to the annual Miss America pageant and the 98-year old organization at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Tuesday, July 24.

Lunch will be served in the Club’s Ballroom at 12:30 p.m., with remarks beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $25 for Club members (members may purchase two tickets at this rate) and $39 for all other non-member tickets.

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The 2019 Miss America pageant is getting a makeover that its organizers say will more accurately reflect modern American women. It will be considered a competition, not a pageant, and will no longer feature a swimsuit portion, the organization has said.

Carlson, who was crowned Miss America in 1989, is best known today as a journalist, author, and advocate whose sexual harassment lawsuit against then-Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes helped to open the #MeToo floodgates.