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Ben Carson joins Fox News

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Dr. Benjamin Carson speaks during the National Prayer Breakfast at the Washington Hilton, Feb. 7, 2013 in Washington. (Getty Images)

Just in from Fox News:

FOX News has hired columnist, author and humanitarian Dr. Ben Carson as a contributor, announced Roger Ailes, Chairman and CEO of the network. Carson will provide analysis and commentary across FOX News Channel’s (FNC) daytime and primetime programming. He will make his debut in the new role on The Kelly File (9:00 PM/ET) this evening, Wednesday, Oct. 9th.

"Dr. Carson is a brilliant neurosurgeon who has dedicated his life to healing others," Fox News CEO Roger Ailes said in a release. "He also has a broad perspective on what’s going on in the country and his wisdom and provocative viewpoints will make a major contribution to our network.”

Carson gained notoriety in early 2012 when he delivered a speech heavy in conservative themes at the annual National Prayer Breakfast. President Obama was in attendance at the speech.

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