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Sarah Palin Returns to Fox News THR

Sarah Palin is back in the fold at Fox News Channel. Six months after parting ways with the cable channel, the former governor of Alaska is set to return as a paid contributor, The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports.

Said Palin: “The power of Fox News is unparalleled. The role of Fox News in the important debates in our world is indispensable. I am pleased and proud to be rejoining Roger Ailes and the great people at Fox.”

Fox News boss Ailes said in a statement: “I’ve had several conversations with Governor Palin in the past few weeks about her rejoining Fox News as a contributor. I have great confidence in her and am pleased that she will once again add her commentary to our programming. I hope she continues to speak her mind.”

THR adds: “As a part of the new deal, Palin will be a contributor on both Fox News and Fox Business Network, starting her run on Monday, June 17, with an appearance on morning flagship ‘Fox & Friends.’”

The report notes that Ailes once told the AP: "I hired Sarah Palin because she was hot and got ratings."

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