Sarah Palin back at Fox News

Fox News Channel announced on Thursday that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican vice-presidential nominee, will be rejoining the network.

Palin left Fox in January, but since then she hasn’t completely disappeared from the scene, even stirring up controversy with her soon-to-be colleague Karl Rove with remarks at CPAC back in March.

Fox News chairman and chief executive Roger Ailes confirmed the news in a statement, suggesting that the move had been in the works for nearly a month.

“I’ve had several conversations with Governor Palin in the past few weeks about her rejoining Fox News as a contributor,” Ailes said Thursday. “I have great confidence in her and am pleased that she will once again add her commentary to our programming.”

Palin said she was also glad to be back at Fox News.

“The power of Fox News is unparalleled,” Palin added in a statement. “The role of Fox News in the important debates in our world is indispensable. I am pleased and proud to be rejoining Roger Ailes and the great people at Fox.”

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