Fox News Hires Caitlyn Jenner As A Contributor

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Brianna Lyman News and Commentary Writer
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Fox News Media announced Thursday that it signed Caitlyn Jenner as a contributor, and the retired Olympic gold medalist will make an appearance Thursday night on “Hannity.”

“Caitlyn’s story is an inspiration to us all,” CEO Suzanne Scott said in a statement. “She is a trailblazer in the LGBTQ+ community and her illustrious career spans a variety of fields that will be a tremendous asset for our audience.”

Jenner is set to make a debut appearance at 9:00 p.m. Thursday night.

“I am humbled by this unique opportunity to speak directly to Fox News Media’s millions of viewers about a range of issues that are important to the American people,” Jenner said in a statement.

Jenner, a frequent Fox guest, has been outspoken about a number of issues, including weighing in the transgender athlete debate. Jenner said in February that University of Pennsylvania transgender swimmer Lia Thomas shouldn’t “be able to compete” in the NCAA because “biological boys should not compete against women.”

The retired Olympic gold medalist added, “We have to protect women’s sports.” (RELATED: Sunny Hostin And Caitlyn Jenner Spar Over Donald Trump)

Jenner has said that despite transitioning, “my body structure, the length of my arms, the size of my feet, the size of my hands” are all “stronger than the average former female athlete.”

Jenner, a Republican, ran for governor of California but lost to incumbent Democrat Gavin Newsom.