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Fox News has signed former Rep. Harold Ford Jr. (D-Tenn.) to serve as a contributor to the network.
"Harold has been a valuable guest on FOX News and I am pleased that our millions of viewers will continue to benefit from his insights derived from a highly accomplished career in both the business and government sectors," CEO Suzanne Scott said in a statement.
Fox said in the announcement of Ford's hiring that he was known in Congress for a style "marked by pragmatism" and praised his reputation for "working across the political aisle."
"I am excited to join the FOX News Media family and am grateful for the network's commitment to showcasing a diversity of voices and viewpoints," Ford said in a statement. "I look forward to sharing my unique perspective directly with the viewers."
Ford represented Memphis in Congress from 1997 to 2007 before moving to New York City and taking a job in the financial sector. He is currently as a vice chairman at PNC Financial Services. Ford was fired from Morgan Stanley in 2017 for what the company described at the time as "conduct inconsistent with our values and in violation of our policies."
Ford won the 2006 Democratic primary for one of Tennessee's seats in the U.S. Senate but was defeated in the general election by Sen. Bob Corker (R).
He has appeared often as a guest on Fox News's daytime and prime-time shows in recent months.