Fox News has hired Dr. Ben Carson as a contributor across all of its programs and platforms.
Carson will make his formal debut tonight during “The Kelly File” at 9 PM. He has appeared with some regularity on the channel over the past few months.
Carson is well-known in the medical community, but started making more frequent appearances on cable news after the National Prayer Breakfast in February. During the breakfast (which was nationally televised on C-SPAN, and replayed on cable news for days) he criticized a number of policies supported by President Obama, while standing just a few feet away from the President.
“Dr. Carson is a brilliant neurosurgeon who has dedicated his life to healing others,” Fox News CEO Roger Ailes says in a statement. “He also has a broad perspective on what’s going on in the country and his wisdom and provocative viewpoints will make a major contribution to our network.”
Johnny $ noticed that Carson was listed as a contributor back in August, though FNC only acknowledged he had been hired today.
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