Reality TV star and failed California GOP gubernatorial candidate, Caitlyn Jenner is joining Fox News as a contributor, the network announced on Thursday.
“Caitlyn’s story is an inspiration to us all. She is a trailblazer in the LGBTQ+ community and her illustrious career spans a variety of fields that will be a tremendous asset for our audience,” Fox Media CEO Suzanne Scott said in a statement.
“I am humbled by this unique opportunity to speak directly to FOX News Media’s millions of viewers about a range of issues that are important to the American people,” Jenner said in a statement.
Jenner, who came out as transgender in April 2015, will join Fox News at a time when many of the network’s hosts and commentators are being criticized for their views that many in the LGBTQ+ community see as anti-trans and homophobic.
Fox News hosts are now targeting Disney for opposing Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill, a law that bans classroom discussion of sexual orientation or gender identity from Kindergarten to third grade.
Jenner will make her first appearance on Hannity on Thursday.