Regular viewers of Fox News were likely a bit stunned to learn this week of the network’s latest hire when it was announced that former Olympian, reality television personality, and prominent transgender figure Caitlyn Jenner had signed on as a contributor, as the Washington Times reports.
The move was made public by Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott, who said, “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.”
Years after enjoying worldwide stardom in the world of athletics, Jenner went on to star on the long-running reality show Keeping Up With the Kardashians with former wife Kris Jenner and their famous blended family that includes Kylie and Kendall Jenner and Kim Kardashian.
As the New York Post noted, the newest Fox News Media contributor was formerly known as Bruce Jenner prior to transitioning to female back in 2015, and she is slated to provide analysis and commentary for a range of the company’s platforms.
Commenting on her new role at the network, Jenner said, “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.”
While she may well be the most recognizable transgender celebrity anywhere in the world, Jenner has provoked the left’s ire by bucking the positions of most LGBTQ activists with her outspoken stance against the inclusion of transgender women in athletic competitions designated for biological females.
Appearing on the network earlier this year to address the issue, Jenner said, “I’ve said from the beginning, biological boys should not be playing in women’s sports. We need to protect women’s sports.”
Jenner made her debut appearance as a regular network contributor on the Thursday night installment of Hannity, agreeing with host Sean Hannity that the country right now is “in deep trouble.”
Providing some insight into the breadth of topics she intends to touch upon during future on-air appearances, Jenner noted, “I have done a lot in my life, going all the way back to the Olympics… As you might know, I am trans, but I’m not a trans activist. That’s just one part of my life. There’s so much more to me.”