Fox News has been adding new faces this year, and Tuesday they landed a big one: conservative commentator George Will who will be ended a 32-year relationship with ABC News and This Week. Fox announced their new hire in a press release Tuesday: Will, 72, has been named a contributor for Special Report with Bret Baier and Fox News Sunday in the new deal. The latter will be where Will spends most of his time, as he did on ABC, providing yet another perspective from the right for Fox's Sunday morning show.
The reason for the Will's change of job is actually quite simple: it's because he didn't want to change his location, the Huffington Post's Michael Calderone reports:
With George Stephanopoulos hosting Good Morning America in New York during the week, the Sunday show, long based in Washington, D.C., now only tapes in the capital about once every four weeks. And Will, who lives in the D.C. area, informed ABC News that traveling several weekends a month was becoming tougher for him, according to the spokesman.
Will joins a growing cast of notable new contributors at Fox News, where the channel is in the middle of a pretty big shakeup, all the way up to their primetime lineup. They started the year by hiring former pizza kingpin and Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain. After some controversy forced him out at CNN, Howard Kurtz moved to Fox to host
Reliable Sources #MediaBuzz. Shortly after, Kurtz's close friend Lauren Ashburn followed. And then there's Elizabeth Hasselbeck, who also previously called ABC home before leaving for Fox. We speculated she might not be enjoying her new digs. But at least she's putting on a happy face.
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