Ana Marie Cox has a new gig. The former Wonkette, Time and Radar contributor, online fundraiser, and current columnist for The Daily Beast can now add radio host to her resume. Air America has announced it has hired Cox as their D.C.-Based correspondent. According to the release Cox will “contribute text, video and audio content to airamerica.com, as well as to a weekly program to air on Air America’s radio network.”
Cox tell us she will be doing “political stories from both outside and inside the Beltway.” She makes her debut next Monday just in time to cover the Inauguration. Full release after the jump.
NEW YORK — Air America Media (www.airamerica.com) has hired Ana Marie Cox as its first Washington, D.C.-based national correspondent, travelling the country to profile people and stories illustrating life in America. She will contribute text, video and audio content to airamerica.com, as well as to a weekly program to air on Air America’s radio network. Cox will debut on Air America on Monday, January 19 to report from the nation’s capital for Air America’s Inauguration coverage.
“We’re thrilled to have Ana Marie’s unique voice join the Air America chorus,” said Bill Hess, senior vice president of programming for Air America. “Her curiosity about the issues facing Americans and how they deal with these issues on a daily basis promises to serve as the foundation for lively reports and commentaries from the capital and from the Main Streets of America”.
“Ana Marie’s presence on Air America is a significant step in the continued growth of Air America Media,” added Bennett Zier, Air America’s chief executive officer.
Cox gained notoriety as the founding editor of the political blog, Wonkette. After leaving in 2006, she was named Washington editor of Time.com. Prior, she served on the editorial staffs of Suck.com, Mother Jones and Radar. She is currently writing for “The Daily Beast.” Cox also published her first novel in 2006, “Dog Days.”