Willie Robertson is joining Fox News. The Duck Dynasty star will be launching his own podcast on Fox News Radio next week and is also working for the top-ranked cable news network as a contributor.
The Duck Dynasty star’s Fox News podcast beings on April 4. Willie Robertson will be focusing the show on faith and family issues and will also host occasional celebrity interviews, Deadline Hollywood reports.
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The 43-year-old hunting business mogul recently endorsed Donald Trump and heralded the Republican front-runner as a “friend to the Second Amendment,” the Examiner notes. Willie Robertson appeared on stage with Trump at an Oklahoma State Fair event. The Duck Dynasty star told the crowd he had “to admit, I do like me some Trump.”
According to a Fox News Radio press release, the Willie Robertson podcast will air once each week on Monday and will last for 45 minutes. The podcast with the face of Duck Commander sporting goods can be live streamed or downloaded. Fox News Radio reportedly garners about 36 million listeners a week and is heard on more than 1,000 radio stations nationwide.
Here’s an excerpt from the Willie Robertson podcast announcement by Fox News.
“For the debut, FNR will release three podcast episodes, including an interview with the National Football League’s Baltimore Ravens tight end, Benjamin Watson. In conjunction with his role as CEO of Duck Commander, Robertson acts as both a television personality and executive producer for A&E’s Duck Dynasty and The Outdoor Channel’s Buck Commander. He has also co-written a New York Times bestseller entitled The Duck Commander Family alongside his wife, Korie Robertson.”
Willie Robertson and his wife, Korie, were childhood sweethearts and have been married since 1992. The couple is now raising six children together — three biological, one foreign exchange student from Taiwan who became their foster daughter, and one adopted son, as well as a second son they are currently in the process of adopting, Entertainment Tonight reports.
— Willie Robertson (@williebosshog) March 9, 2016
According to the Duck Commander website, the Ducky Dynasty star-turned-Fox News podcast commentator is the CEO of the business and the only family member who has a business degree. Willie Robertson is credited with moving the hunting goods company “from a living room operation, down by the river, to a premiere destination for all things outdoors.”
Robertson said he began developing his sales skills as a young boy, who went to the market with his mom to sell their freshly caught fish.
“Being a redneck millionaire has its perks,” Willie said.
Those perks include “[b]uying new trucks, gadgets, and swanky suits – he also admits that working with kin can be a headache,” the company website says.
Robertson launched Buck Commander in 2006. He traveled around the country hunting for white-tail deer and created a hunting camp for Buckmen series of DVDs and the television show Buck Commander: Protected by Under Armour, which airs on the Outdoor Channel. He is also the executive producers for both the new television series and Duck Dynasty.
Here’s an excerpt from the Duck Commander Willie Robertson bio page.
“[He] exudes a passion for inspiring future hunters by showing the outdoor lifestyle and hunting experience in a fun and entertaining way. His unique perspective helps the two TV shows, DVDs and other products stand out in the crowd. While the Robertsons’ story is a great example of entrepreneurship and following your passion, it’s also about love, faith and putting family first.”
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