FOX News Channel Signs Former Presidential Candidate and U.S. Representative
Dennis Kucinich to a Contributor Role
NEW YORK -- January 16, 2013
FOX News Channel (FNC) has signed former two-time presidential candidate and
former U.S. Representative Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) as a contributor in a
multi-year deal, announced Bill Shine, Executive Vice President of Programming
for the network. Kucinich will provide analysis and commentary across FNC’s
daytime and primetime programming, as well as on Fox Business Network (FBN).
He will make his debut in the new role on The O’Reilly Factor (8:00 PM/ET)
this Thursday, January 17^th.
Adding to the announcement, Roger Ailes, Chairman and CEO, FOX News, said,
“I’ve always been impressed with Rep. Kucinich’s fearlessness and
thoughtfulness about important issues. His willingness to take a stand from
his point of view makes him a valuable voice in our country’s debate.”
Kucinich commented, “Through 16 years in Congress and two presidential
campaigns, FOX News has always provided me with an opportunity to share my
perspective with its enormous viewership. I look forward to a continuation of
our relationship this time as a FOX News contributor.”
Most recently, Kucinich served as a Democratic member of the U.S. House of
Representatives for Ohio, representing Ohio’s 10^th congressional district,
for sixteen years from 1997 to January 2013. Furthermore, he served as
Subcommittee Chairman on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, as
well as being a ranking member, and was also on the Education and the
Workforce Committee. Additionally, Kucinich was a candidate for the Democratic
nomination for the President of the United States in both 2004 and 2008. Prior
to serving in Congress, he was an Ohio State Senator for two years. He also
ran his own marketing and communications firm, K Communications, from 1988 to
1994 while he took time off from serving in office.
Kucinich began his long career in government at the young age of 23 when he
was elected to the Cleveland City Council. At the age of 31, he was elected
mayor of Cleveland and was the youngest mayor, at the time, of a major city in
the United States. He is also the author of The Courage to Survive, which was
published in 2007.
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