“Caitlyn’s story is an inspiration to us all,” Fox CEO Suzanne Scott said in a statement. “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 News has faced left-wing attacks accusing it of being anti-LGBT, but the network, which includes several other openly LGBT contributors, has previously featured Jenner on some of its programming as a guest.
“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.
The former Bruce Jenner has been brought on to provide analysis across all of Fox’s platforms, starting with an appearance on Sean Hannity’s primetime talkshow.
Jenner, who gained fame as Olympic gold-medalist, has remained in the spotlight as part of the Kardashian reality television family and, most recently, a failed gubernatorial run during the state’s 2021 recall election.
“I want to go in and be a thoughtful disrupter in Sacramento,” Jenner said when running for governor, according to The Hill. “We need to change the system, and I want to change that system for the positive,”
Despite having initially supported former President Donald Trump, Jenner backpedaled in 2018, accusing the GOP leader of ignoring transgender issues, according to an op-ed for the Washington Post.
But leftists in the gay and transgender community have been loath to embrace a high-profile figure from the opposite side of the aisle.
“While she was hailed as ‘Woman of the Year’ by Glamour magazine in 2015, she has also drawn substantial criticism from the LGBTQ+ community for her conservative views and policy positions that many interpret as anti-trans,” Newsweek reported.
Among those issues, Jenner has come out against allowing trans athletes to compete in women’s sports.
“This is a question of fairness,” Jenner told a reporter. “That’s why I oppose biological boys who are trans competing in girls sports in school. It just isn’t fair. And we have to protect girls’ sports in our schools.”