Fox News repeatedly misgenders Caitlyn Jenner following reports that she is considering a run for California governor

Correspondent William La Jeunesse misgendered Jenner in reports on Fox News and Fox Business

Fox News correspondent William La Jeunesse repeatedly misgendered Caitlyn Jenner in April 7 reports on her potential run for governor of California. 

Misgendering, or referring to someone as a different gender than the one they identify with, is a form of harassment that unduly stigmatizes trans people and goes against journalistic standards.

La Jeunesse misgendered Jenner during Fox News’ America's Newsroom and again during Fox Business’ Fox Business Tonight. (In accordance with the Trans Journalists Association style guide, Media Matters has replaced the incorrect pronouns with the correct ones in brackets in the transcript below.)

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Citation From the April 7, 2021, edition of Fox News' America's Newsroom

WILLIAM LA JEUNESSE (CORRESPONDENT): Jenner is a rags-to-riches story. After winning Olympic gold in ‘76, [she] married Kris Kardashian, had a TV show. Then in 2015, Jenner came out as a trans woman and starred in another show which focused on gender transition.

Fox News hosts and guests have repeatedly misgendered trans people in the past; it's just one aspect of the network’s ongoing crusade to dehumanize and villainize the trans community. A recent Media Matters study found that Fox News aired 86 segments about trans people from the day President Joe Biden took office through March 18, the majority of which fearmongered about trans athletes and lied about best practice health care for trans youth.