Later this week, the Fox News Channel will graduate the four people that make up the 10th class of its Ailes Apprentice Program.
The program was started by Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes and every year four Fox employees, interns or freelancers from diverse backgrounds are picked for a one-year paid fellowship that involves training in multiple divisions and creating diversity-oriented content for the network.
Each participant is assigned a mentor from the executive ranks, and gets a one-on-one meeting with Ailes himself.
“Throughout the past 10 years, the Ailes Apprentice Program has provided opportunities that young minorities otherwise wouldn’t have to become stars in the media field of their choice,” Ailes said.
Francisco Cortes was a production assistant and was in the very first class of the Ailes Apprentice Program, today he is VP, Fox News Latino.
Here are a few more of the program's success stories: