The Broadsheet: April 6th


Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Megyn Kelly teases a possible break with Fox, Hillary Clinton loses a sixth consecutive primary, and San Francisco racks up an impressive first. Enjoy your Wednesday.


 Three cheers for SF! San Francisco has become the first U.S. municipality to mandate that employers must offer fully paid parental leave. That's another big, impressive feather in the cap of California, which already is one of only five states to require some form of a paid family leave (not to mention its new Fair Pay Law). While America remains the only "first world" country not to guarantee workers paid parental leave, this development—along with last week's announcement that New York will be mandating an expansive new paid leave law—leaves me hopeful that things are headed in the right direction. Fortune


 Megyn's maneuverings. Megyn Kelly says that she's not committed to staying at Fox News after her contract expires later this year, noting that there was "less conflict" in her life before she had her own show. Much of that drama, of course, has taken the form of Donald Trump, who has been waging war against Kelly since she had the gall to ask him some tough questions during the first GOP debate. So, is this a contract negotiating tactic—or is Kelly really thinking of making a big move? We'll find out after the elections. Variety

 UConn 4-peats. The UConn Huskies won their fourth straight national championship last night, blowing out Syracuse 82–51. The victory gave the team's senior class the most wins for any class in women's college basketball history. Senior Breanna Stewart also set a historic record, being named the Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four for the fourth consecutive title game. Congrats, Huskies! Sports Illustrated

 Sanders snags a sixth. Senator Bernie Sanders defeated Hillary Clinton in Wisconsin, marking his sixth straight Democratic primary victory. While the loss has minimal impact on Clinton's delegate lead, it is yet another reminder that Clinton is having difficulty connecting with the young and white working-class voters that make up Sanders' base—something she will have to address in order to win in her adopted home state of New York on April 19.  New York Times

Asked and answered. Legendary journalist Gay Talese tells The Boston Globe that his inability to name any female non-fiction writers he admires was all just a big misunderstanding, but the woman who asked the question in the first place doesn't buy it.  Fortune

 Eds to entrepreneurs. Long-time Vogue editors Valerie Boster and Meredith Melling have joined up with former Rag & Bone exec Molly Howard to launch La Ligne, a direct-to-consumer women’s clothing brand that yesterday opened its online store.  Fortune

 Collins crosses the aisle. Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) yesterday met with Judge Merrick Garland, becoming only the second Republican to agree to sit down with President Obama's Supreme Court nominee. New York Times

MOVERS AND SHAKERS: Alison Wagonfeld is joining Google, where she will head up marketing for the Google Cloud Platform, Google Apps, and the Maps and Education teams focused on businesses. She previously was an operating partner at Emergence Capital. Alibaba Group has appointed Jennifer Kuperman as head of International Corporate Communications. O, the Oprah Magazine has hired Eat Pray Love author Elizabeth Gilbert and personal finance author Farnoosh Torabi as columnists. 


 Women for Trump? While a recent poll found that 73% of women disapprove of Donald Trump, there is a significant bloc of female voters who seem determined to back the candidate, no matter how many misogynist comments he makes. Fortune takes a look at who these women are and why they remain firmly pro-Trump. Fortune

 The art of techies. Photographer Helena Price has unveiled "Techies," a new series of portraits that highlight diversity within the technology community. Fortune

 Hill's legacy. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) talks about how Anita Hill's testimony against Clarence Thomas before the Senate Judiciary Committee inspired Murray to run for her current seat. Time

 Co-ed couture. Gucci announced that, starting in 2017, it will combine it's men's and women's collections in a single show, to be held each season.  New York Times

 Cub reporter. Hilde Kate Lysiak is a hard-nosed reporter who recently scooped her competition on a local homicide story. She's also a third-grader. Washington Post

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Amy Schumer slams Glamour for including her in 'plus size' special issue  People

Melania hits the campaign trail for Trump  WSJ

PayPal cancels hiring plans in North Carolina over transgender law  Fortune

Growing up a loner made Melissa McCarthy an A-list comic  Huffington Post


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