Ready yourself for a second helping of 9-9-9: Fox News announced Friday it had signed former Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain as a contributor, the second hiring of a conservative Georgia radio talker in as many months.
Bill Shine, the network’s executive vice president of programming, said Cain’s experience in business, media and frontline politics “makes him a valuable addition” to Fox’s stable of commentators.
“As a political expert with business savvy, he brings an important voice to the nation’s debate,” Shine said in a statement. Cain touted his own hiring as a coup for “intelligent thinking in America” in the same statement.
It was the second time in two month that the network has dipped from the well of Peach State radio talkers, only last month having wooed former CNN contributor Erick Erickson to redder pastures.
Both Erickson and Cain host radio drive time shows for Atlanta talk radio station WSB.
- James Richardson