FOX News Channel Signs George Will to Contributor Role

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October 1st, 2013

George Will

via press release:



FOX News Channel (FNC) has hired political columnist and author George Will as a contributor, announced Michael Clemente, Executive Vice President of News. In this role, he will offer analysis and commentary across FNC’s daytime and primetime programming, including on the panels of Special Report with Bret Baier and FOX News Sunday.


In making the announcement Clemente said, “We are delighted to have someone of George’s stature join FOX News. His wisdom is enduring and his achievements are far too long to list.”


Most recently, Will served as a panelist for ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos and as a commentator for ABC News, a position he has held since 1981 with the premiere of This Week with David Brinkley. In addition to his work at the network, he wrote a syndicated column, which appeared in more than 475 newspapers and served as a contributing editor for Newsweek magazine.  A Pulitzer Prize-winner for Commentary, Will has been referred to by The Wall Street Journal as "perhaps the most powerful journalist in America.”


Prior to joining ABC News, Will was the Washington editor of National Review and on the staff of former Senator Gordon Allott (R-CO) from 1970 to 1972. Additionally, he has authored several books on political theory including, "Statecraft as Soulcraft: What Government Does,” "The New Season: A Spectator's Guide to the 1988 Election" and "Restoration: Congress, Term Limits and The Recovery of

Deliberative Democracy.” A graduate of Trinity College, he also received a degree from Oxford University and a Ph.D. from Princeton.


FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political and business news.  A top five cable network, FNC has been the most watched news channel in the country for more than eleven years and according to Public Policy Polling, is the most trusted television news source in the country. Owned by 21st Century Fox, FNC is available in more than 90 million homes and dominates the cable news landscape, routinely notching the top ten programs in the genre.

  • Hillbilly

    Does this mean he will no longer be on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos? Dana Perino was on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos a few weeks back. I’m guessing he can be on both networks.

  • AppleStinx

    I thought they hired George Will to talk about baseball – not that I care if the Red Sox are in the playoffs or not, or has the best record in MLB or if the Yankees are out. I really don’t care.

  • AppleStinx


    ABC News and Fox News have had good relations for years. Rick Klein, ABC News’ current Political Director, is a “regular” on Greta’s program.

  • Ralph Hahn

    George should think of buying a new toupee before he officially starts at FNC.

  • Raz

    HI GUYS!!!!!!!!!!
    So good to see you again. Big smooches for you all.

    Yes, it’s nice to see Mr Will go to a network that is not a shill for the White House.

  • beached

    Just another right wing talking head to add to Fox Comedy News “fair and balanced” propaganda.

  • Hillbilly


    When i read Most recently, Will served as a panelist for ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos and as a commentator for ABC News it sounded as if he was leaving ABC. Bob Beckel (other stories on the net) say he left ABC. Guess time will tell.

    P.S. A cowboy hat? :roll:

    C’ya ;)

  • steve

    I was wondering what had happened, since he’s been off “This Week” for a couple of weeks now.

    Been watching “This Week” for 20 years, and while I never bought in too much to the conservative point of view, I always had to give George Will credit for being the most intelligent of the conservative commentators. That is, until the last few years, when he apparently began to lose his freaking mind. He’s been spouting bs as truth that he definitely knows is untrue. Never saw him do that until just the last few years.

    So I guess the move to FoxNews is just logical for him.

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