Kirsten Powers Signs On With CNN as Political Analyst

She comes over from Fox News.

Fox News political analyst Kirsten Powers joins CNN in the same role, announced CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker.

Powers, who is also a contributor for USA Today, will remain in that role as well.

Powers was a former political operative who had worked in communications/media roles in the Clinton administration for the U.S. Trade Representative as well as on the New York State Democratic committee. As a Fox News analyst, Powers was often a lone voice of the left among right-leaning commentators, but could be a critic of the left as well, as in her book, The Silencing: How the Left is Killing Free Speech.

Powers starts today with an appearance on Anderson Cooper 360.