Former Congressman Allen West (R-FL) has joined Fox News as a contributor, the channel announced. West was known for his outspoken views in Congress, views which often became fodder for cable news. He will appear across all FNC shows and platforms.
“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,” said executive VP of programming Bill Shine in a statement.
At the moment, West is director of next generation TV programming at PJ Media. More information, after the jump.
Fox News Channel Signs Former U.S. Representative Allen West to Contributor Role
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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.
“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.”
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 22nd 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.
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