It was just a matter of time. When Sarah Palin abruptly resigned as governor of Alaska last summer, it was widely assumed that she would eventually end up on Fox News in some capacity. Well, now that assumption is reality.
The New York Times reports that Palin has signed up with the right-leaning news channel as a contributor. The report said Fox confirmed the deal, although it hasn't made an official announcement just yet. Palin will appear on the network's programs on a regular basis as part of a multi-year contract. Financial terms were not revealed. The Times reported:
Ms. Palin will not have her own regular program, one person familiar with the deal said, though she will host an occasional series that will run on the network from time to time.
Oliver North has a similar deal with Fox, where he hosts a documentary series called "War Stories" that shows up on the network from time to time.
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While Fox News would appear to be the perfect TV home for the conservative Palin, The Times points out the deal does not appear to be "all encompassing," and would give the failed vice presidential candidate the opportunity to pursue other endeavors to remain in the spotlight.