Fox News Signs Former State Dept. Spokesperson Marie Harf as Contributor

By A.J. Katz 

Fox News has signed former State Department deputy spokesperson and Democratic advisor Marie Harf as a contributor. This move comes just hours after the network confirmed that it was parting ways with multiple contributors, including George Will, Ed RollinsCal Thomas, and Stacey Dash.

Harf will provide national security and political analysis across Fox News and Fox Business’s daytime and prime time programming lineup, and she will make her Fox News debut on The First 100 Days with Martha MacCallum this evening.

Most recently, Harf served as the senior advisor for strategic communications to Secretary of State John Kerry. She previously held the position of deputy spokesperson for the State Department from July 2013 until May 2015, where she served as the department’s acting spokesperson from March – May, 2015.


Prior to joining the State Department, Harf was the senior advisor and media spokesperson for former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) as he was being confirmed to be Secretary of Defense.

Prior to that, she worked on all national security and foreign policy issues for President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign and served as the campaign’s press spokesperson on national security issues. She was also a member of President Obama’s debate prep team.