Fox News Channel Signs Former U.S. Representative Allen West to Contributor
NEW YORK -- May 16, 2013
FOX News Channel (FNC) has hired former U.S. Representative Allen West (R-FL)
as a contributor, announced Bill Shine, Executive Vice President of
Programming for the network. West will offer political commentary across
various daytime and primetime programs.
In making the announcement, Shine said, “Representative West’s congressional
and military experience along with his fearless approach to voicing key issues
will provide a valuable point of view to the FOX News lineup.”
Currently, West is the Director of Next Generation TV Programming with PJ
Media. Prior to that, West served as a Republican member of the U.S. House of
Representatives for Florida, representing the state’s 22^nd congressional
district, from January 2011 to January 2013. While a member of Congress, he
served on the Armed Services and Small Business Committees. Additionally, West
was a member of the Tea Party Caucus.
Before his political career, West served in the United States Army for 22
years, achieving the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. West earned his undergraduate
degree from the University of Tennessee and his master’s degree from Kansas
State University. He also holds a Master of Military Arts and Sciences from
U.S. Army Command and General Staff Officer College.
FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to
delivering breaking news as well as political and business news. A top five
cable network, FNC has been the most watched news channel in the country for
more than eleven years and according to Public Policy Polling, is the most
trusted television news source in the country. Owned by News Corp., FNC is
available in more than 90 million homes and dominates the cable news
landscape, routinely notching the top ten programs in the genre.
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