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."