George Will has joined Fox News Channel from ABC News, where he has worked for over 30 years.
Will, who has previously won the Pulitzer Prize, has been a panelist on ABC’s, This Week, since the show’s inception and is renowned for his conservative columns and political punditry.
Fox News made the announcement on Tuesday, and they also confirmed that Will will feature on various prime time and day time shows, which include Special Report With Bret Baier and Fox News Sunday.
Michael Clemente, Fox New’s senior vice president for news, confirmed Will’s appointment before showering the decorated journalist with praise.
Clemente commented, “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.”
However, despite Clemente’s assertion, listing George Will’s numerous remarkable achievements is just about manageable.
Will worked as the National Review’s editor between 1972 and 1978, and he has also written a biweekly column for Washington Post Writers Group from 1974, which he still does today. Because of Will’s stature, writing prowess, and reputation, these articles are syndicated by 450 other newspapers too.
In 1977, Will was honored with the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary for his “distinguished commentary on a variety of topics.”
Will’s work on ABC began in the early 1980s, and the network has taken advantage of his erudite skills by hiring him as a news analyst for the likes of This Week, while he has also featured heavily on Agronsky & Company and Meet the Press.
Fox News’ latest addition’s love of baseball has also been well documented, and he has not only written two books on the subject, Men at Work: The Craft of Baseball and Bunts: Pete Rose, Curt Flood, Camden Yards and Other Reflections on Baseball, but he also appeared on Ken Burns’ in-depth documentary of the sport, Baseball.