October 21, 2010

LANDING ON HIS FEET:

In wake of NPR controversy, Fox News gives Juan Williams an expanded role (Matea Gold, 10/21/10, Chicago Tribune)

Fox News Chief Executive Roger Ailes handed Williams a new three-year contract Thursday morning, in a deal that amounts to nearly $2 million, a considerable bump up from his previous salary, the Tribune Washington Bureau has learned. The Fox News contributor will now appear exclusively and more frequently on the cable news network and have a regular column on FoxNews.com.

"Juan has been a staunch defender of liberal viewpoints since his tenure began at Fox News in 1997," Ailes said in a statement, adding a jab at NPR: “He’s an honest man whose freedom of speech is protected by Fox News on a daily basis.”

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Posted by Orrin Judd at October 21, 2010 5:37 PM
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