Former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson becomes Miss America's new chairwoman.

The 1989 pageant winner is taking over after former CEO Sam Haskell resigned.
1:38 | 01/01/18

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Moving on now, and the me, too, movement that began in 2017 reverberating in the new year. Gretchen Carlson, the former fox News host who shared her own story of sexual harassment, taking over as chair of the miss America pageant, after a sexism scandal rocked that organization. ABC's linsey Davis with the details. Miss America is Gretchen Carlson! Reporter: Here she is, miss America's new chairman, former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson. The 1989 winner is taking ore the pageant, after the former CEO, Sam Haskell, resigned over leaked e-mails exposing alleged crude, sexist and derogatory comments. 2013 miss America Mallory Hagan belittled for her weight and love life. Having someone bully you, belittle you, demean you, degrade you in any way is not ok okay. Reporter: Both she and Carlson among the 49 former miss Americas who demanded Haskell and others step down, describing a toxic environment. Something Carlson says she experienced first-hand at fox News. You fear you're not going to be believed. You're going to lose your job. Reporter: Well before the #metoo movement, Carlson famously went public about allegations of sexual harassment at Fox News and settled a lawsuit for $20 million against then Fox News CEO Roger Ailes. We have to make it a safer environment. Reporter: Also today, the announcement of a new initiative called times up. 300 women working in Hollywood all coming together to provide legislation and a legal defense fund to help less privileged women protect themselves against sexual misconduct.

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