Donna Brazile, a former interim Democratic National Committee chairwoman who lost her CNN analyst position after sharing a debate question with party insiders, is now a contributor at Fox News.
Brazile said in a Monday statement she is excited to join Fox News, adding she looks forward to “stepping out of her comfort zone” in joining the network and seeks to “shape the dialogue at this important juncture in our history.” Brazile will be joining Fox News for both daytime and prime-time commentary.
Brazile formally worked as a commentator on CNN until she was pushed out late in the 2016 election cycle after leaked emails appeared to show that she gave presidential candidate Hilary Clinton’s campaign a question in advance of a forum.
A source close to the situation told the Washington Examiner that Brazile will not have anything to do with the debate or town hall process.
Brazile said that going into the 2020 elections, she wants to contribute to “civility and respect” in the national discourse, writing that she has learned from her own mistakes.
“I fully admit that in my previous lives as a campaign staffer, presidential campaign manager, and Democrat Party official, my own lack of civility in the heat of battle has been on full display. And it wasn’t pretty,” Brazile said.
The veteran Democratic strategist also served as Al Gore’s campaign manager during the 2000 presidential election and headed the DNC from 2016 to 2017.
“Will I agree with my fellow commentators at Fox News? Probably not,” Brazile wrote. “But I will listen.”
“My beliefs will be challenged, and I welcome it,” she wrote.