Caitlyn Marie Jenner, a prominent transgender figure whose views frequently clash with the left-leaning gay rights movement, has joined Fox News Media as a contributor, the network announced on Thursday.
Ms. Jenner, 72, has made several guest appearances on Fox News programs in recent years, but her first appearance as a regular contributor is set for Thursday night on “Hannity.”
The former reality TV star, Olympic gold medalist, and Republican political candidate was called “a leader in the LGBTQ+ community” by Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott.
In a statement, Ms. Scott added, “Caitlyn’s story is an inspiration to us all.” “She is a trailblazer in the LGBTQ+ community, and her impressive career spans a wide range of industries, making her an invaluable resource for our readers.”
She played Kris Jenner’s husband in the reality show “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” from 2007 to 21. She won the 1976 Olympic decathlon in Montreal as Bruce Jenner. Ms. Jenner announced her transition to female in 2015, the same year their divorce was finalized.
“I am humbled by this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to speak directly to FOX News Media’s millions of viewers about a variety of subjects that are vital to the American people,” Ms. Jenner remarked.
She’s been dubbed the world’s most famous transgender person, but she’s also had a public spat with the LGBTQ movement over matters like trans people competing in girls’ and women’s sports, which she opposes.
“From the beginning, I’ve maintained that biological boys should not compete against biological girls. … In a tweet on Jan. 19, Ms. Jenner stated, “This Woke world we’re living in right now isn’t working.”
No, I just had the balls to stand up for women and girls in sports. https://t.co/FEl2Hav5z6
— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) March 17, 2022
Ms. Jenner ran as a Republican candidate against Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom in California’s recall election last year. The recall effort was defeated by the governor.