In a press release issued Friday (March 6), the network announced they have signed the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s niece, Dr. Alveda King, to “provide social and cultural commentary across FNC’s daytime and primetime programming.”
Known for her conservative views, King has appeared on Fox News previously. In 2010 she appeared as a featured speaker for Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally. The 64-year-old King also lent her support to Herman Cain’s presidential run, saying that Cain, a black Republican, has shown himself to be a leader.
In addition, King voiced her opinion of black supporters of President Barack Obama by claiming that many of them voted for Obama “based on skin color.” Regarding pro-life, King made her views known when she called racism and abortion evil twins in an op-ed she penned for the Washington Times.
“Alveda has brilliantly carried the legacy of the King family to the next generation and has been a source of inspiration for many Americans,” Fox News chairman Roger Ailes said in a statement via Mediaite.com. “Her passion and mission for social change will be a valuable contribution to our network.”