Conservative commentator Tomi Lahren has been hired by Fox News. On her Facebook page on Wednesday, Lahren said that she is “blessed and honored” to join the network and added that this is an “exciting new step” for her. So what exactly will Lahren be doing at Fox News?
Lahren was hired as a contributor, meaning she will be appearing on various Fox News opinion programs to discuss the news of the day. Fox News has dozens of regular contributors outside of the regular opinion hosts; these are the people who hosts like Sean Hannity will have conversations with after delivering their monologues. Lahren will be making her first appearance on the August 30th episode of Hannity, and she will be appearing primarily on Hannity going forward.
The 25-year-old pundit is not getting her own program. But that may change, as Variety reports that she will have a “signature role on the network’s upcoming digital lineup.” Details about the digital product Fox News is developing are not currently available, but Lahren has plenty of experience in digital broadcasting, as she previously had her own show on the digital platform The Blaze.
Lahren hosted Tomi on The Blaze, and segments from her show would often go viral on social media; she currently has 4.4 million likes on Facebook. But Lahren was suspended earlier this year after saying that she believes women should have access to abortions. This led to Lahren filing a wrongful termination suit against The Blaze, and the two parties reached a settlement in May, according to the Dallas Morning News.
After leaving The Blaze, Lahren began working for the pro-Trump PAC Great America Alliance. She said when she joined Great America Alliance that she would get back into political broadcasting soon, and now she has lined up her next gig at Fox News. Lahren will make her debut on the network tonight at 10:00 p.m ET.
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