Mount Saint Mary College names Elizabeth Ailes a trustee

January 11, 2013

Newburgh, NY -

Elizabeth AilesThe Board of Trustees of Mount Saint Mary College has elected Elizabeth Ailes as a Trustee for an initial three year term beginning January 2013.

Mrs. Ailes is a 20-year veteran of NBC News, CNBC, and America's Talking, the forerunner of MSNBC.

She has brought her intensity of journalistic focus to the 147-year-old The Putnam County News & Recorder and also The Putnam County Courier, New York State's oldest, continually published weekly established in 1841, as the owner and publisher of both papers.

She began her career at NBC News Radio and NBC News after graduating with a degree in journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. She was the first producer hired at CNBC and part of a three-person team responsible for launching the network in 1989. She later became director of business programming at CNBC, before being appointed vice president of programming for America’s Talking.

She is the recipient of the Whipple Foundations' 2010 Preserve Putnam Award, and the Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneurial Spirit Award. Mount Saint Mary College president Fr. Kevin E. Mackin, OFM, presented her with an honorary doctor of letters degree at the college’s commencement ceremony in 2012.

Mrs. Ailes is married to Roger Ailes, Chairman and CEO of the Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network. The Ailes family home is in Garrison, NY.

View Mrs. Ailes' full biography.