The network confirmed that Ms. Palin would appear on the network?s
programming on a regular basis as part of a multiyear deal. Financial terms
were not disclosed.
Ms. Palin will not have her own regular program, one person with knowledge
of the deal said, though she will host a series that will run on the network
from time to time. This person would not elaborate, but the network does
have a precedent for such a series. Oliver L. North is the host of an
occasionally running documentary series on the military called ?War
Many suspected that when Ms. Palin retired as the governor of Alaska last
summer she was doing so to pursue some sort of career in television. The Fox
News deal, however, would not seem to be all-encompassing, and would appear
to give her room for other pursuits, as well.
The deal was formally announced on Monday afternoon. Robert Barnett, Ms.
Palin?s lawyer, did not respond to a call for comment. ?I am thrilled to be
joining the great talent and management team at Fox News. It?s wonderful to
be part of a place that so values fair and balanced news,? Ms. Palin said in