Former Massachusetts Republican Sen. Scott Brown has joined Fox News as a contributor, a network spokeswoman confirmed to TheBlaze.
Brown, who was ousted from his Senate seat in November by Democrat Elizabeth Warren, will provide political commentary for Fox’s daytime and evening programs. He will make his debut Wednesday night on “Hannity.”
“Senator Brown’s dedication to out-of-the box thinking on key issues makes him an important voice in the country and we are looking forward to his contributions across all Fox News platforms,” Bill Shine, the network’s executive vice president of programming, said in a statement.
Howard Kurtz of the Daily Beast and CNN was the first to confirm the news Wednesday.
Brown recently announced he would not be seeking Secretary of State John Kerry’s newly-vacated Senate seat.
“I am looking forward to commenting on the issues of the day and challenging our elected officials to put our country’s needs first instead of their own partisan interests,” Brown said in the statement.
Brown, seen as a more moderate Republican, is a notable hire for Fox, which has recently shaken up its contributor lineup. The network parted ways with former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin last month and with former Clinton presidential adviser Dick Morris last week. Morris’ credibility took a major hit after the general election when he predicted Mitt Romney would beat President Barack Obama in a landslide.
This post has been updated.
Editor’s note: This post originally stated the New York Times broke the news of Brown’s hire. Kurtz was the first to report it.