Fox News Channel today named a new permanent co-host for a daily panel show. The cable news channel promoted Meghan McCain, who has been a contributor on FNC, to a full-time spot on “Outnumbered,” which airs weekdays at noon ET.
McCain, the daughter of U.S. Sen. John McCain, began her role on the program today. Other regular panelists are Harris Faulkner and Sandra Smith.
Meghan McCain tweeted out her reaction to the appointment, writing: “I feel privileged to have the opportunity to work alongside the strong women on Outnumbered and am excited to join the team as a full time co-host. I’m grateful for the opportunity to share my unique perspective with viewers on a now daily basis.”
“McCain joined FNC in 2015 as a contributor and has provided thought-provoking political analysis across the network’s daytime and primetime programming,” Fox News said in its announcement. “Prior to joining FNC, McCain served as the host of Pivot Network’s ‘TakePart Live’ and has contributed to multiple publications, including The Daily Beast, Newsweek and Time.”
The announcement adds: “She is also the author of the New York Times bestselling children’s book entitled ‘My Dad, John McCain’ and a 2010 memoir, ‘Dirty Sexy Politics.’ Additionally, McCain starred in the 2013 Pivot network TV show ‘Raising McCain.’ Her first blog, McCain Blogette, documented her life on the campaign trail with her father along with perspective on pop culture, cultural trends and politics.”