FOX News Channel (FNC) has announced, via press release, that the network has hired minister and civil rights activist Dr. Alveda King as a contributor. In her role, Dr. King will provide social and cultural commentary across FNC’s daytime and primetime programming.
In making the announcement, Roger Ailes, Chairman and CEO, FOX News, said, “Alveda has brilliantly carried the legacy of the King family to the next generation and has been a source of inspiration for many Americans. Her passion and mission for social change will be a valuable contribution to our network.”
The founder of Alveda King Ministries, Dr. King currently serves as Director of African-American Outreach at Priests for Life. She is the daughter of the late civil rights activist Rev. A. D. King and wife Naomi Barber King as well as the niece of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. She has continued her family’s long line of advocacy work by speaking out on issues that face society today. Dr. King is a Senior Fellow with the Howard Center for Family and is also a member of several organizations including, the National Black Pro-Life Coalition (NBPC), the Coalition of African American Pastors and the Judeo-Christian Coalition for Constitutional Restoration.
Throughout her time as an activist, Dr. King has been the recipient of many awards including, the Life Prize Award and the Civil Rights Award from Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). She is also a major supporter of the Silent No More Awareness campaign. Additionally, King is the author of several books, including the most recent one published in 2014, “King Rules: Ten Truths for You, Your Family, and Our Nation to Prosper.”
Her joining Fox News shouldn’t be a surprise, given her politics, and stances on various key issues, like abortion and LGBT rights.