Fox News has hired former U.S. Navy SEAL Rob O’Neill as a contributor, offering military expertise and analysis. O’Neill is best known for being profiled in the FNC documentary, “The Man Who Killed Usama Bin Laden.”
“Rob O’Neill is an American hero who dedicated his life to serving our country and protecting our freedoms. It’s incredibly rare to have someone in a television contributor role with his leadership experience and expertise at the fighting unit level. His military insight will be a major asset to the network and we are honored to have him,” FNC Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes said.
O’Neill is said to have fired the shots that killed Bin Laden, although Pentagon officials have not said it’s clear who actually fired the fatal shots. He discussed the mission with FNC’s Peter Doocy last November, which Doocy told TVNewser was a highlight of his career.
O’Neill joined the Navy in 1995 and won two Silver and five Bronze Stars during his service. He was honorably discharged in 2012.