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Former ‘Fox News’ Producer Joe Muto Inks Deal at Dutton

Joe Muto, a former television producer at Fox News, has landed a memoir deal with Penguin Group (USA)’s Dutton imprint.

Muto, “a self described bleeding heart liberal,” wrote An Atheist in the Foxhole to recount his eight years at Fox which includes his time working with political commentator Bill O’Reilly. The nonfiction title is slated for publication in early 2013. Executive editor Jill Schwartzman oversaw this acquisition and secured world rights.

Here’s more from the release: “Having finally reached a breaking point, Muto decided to leak salacious bits of FoxNews gossip to the ultra-popular website, Gawker. He only lasted only 36 hours as theso-called “Fox Mole” before being discovered and suspended, but in those 36 hours,a record-breaking 8.5 million readers were fascinated by Muto’s bizarre and hilarious stories.”

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