Fox News signs MLK’s niece Alveda King as contributor news alveda king

Dr. Alveda King, founder of King for America, Inc., gestures at the Justice Sunday III rally on January 8, 2006 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Fusco/Getty Images)

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Fox News announced Friday in a press release that they have signed Dr. Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King, Jr.

The 64-year-old King has previously appeared on the news outlet and will be brought on as a contributor.

According to the release, King will “provide social and cultural commentary across FNC’s daytime and primetime programming.”

Roger Ailes, the network chairman said in a statement via Mediaite:

Alveda has brilliantly carried the legacy of the King family to the next generation and has been a source of inspiration for many Americans. Her passion and mission for social change will be a valuable contribution to our network.

King is known for her conservative views. She famously appeared as a featured speaker for Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally in 2010. She was supportive of Herman Cain’s presidential run saying that the black Republican has shown himself to be a leader.

King also ruffled feather when she claimed that many of black American’s voted for President Obama “based on skin color”. She is also not shy about her pro-life views. She penned an op-ed for the Washington Times calling racism and abortion evil twins.

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