FOX News Media has signed former Tennessee Democratic Congressman Harold Ford Jr. as a contributor, announced its CEO Suzanne Scott. The former five-term representative from Memphis will offer commentary across all FOX News Media platforms, including FOX News Channel (FNC) and FOX Business Network’s (FBN) daytime and primetime programming.
In making the announcement, Ms. Scott said, “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.”
Mr. Ford Jr. added, “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. I look forward to sharing my unique perspective directly with the viewers.”
Ford’s legislative style in the U.S. House of Representatives was marked by pragmatism and he was known within the halls of Congress for working across the political aisle. He championed expanding educational opportunities, including financial literacy and required national service, as well as reforming campaign laws and responsible budgeting. Ford also served on the influential House Budget Committee and the House Committee on Financial Services.
Currently Ford serves as vice chairman and executive vice president of PNC Bank’s Corporate and Institutional banking business. In addition, he is the chairman and CEO of Empowerment & Inclusion Capital Corporation, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) with the unique, purpose-driven mission of acquiring diverse businesses or those focused on promoting economic and societal inclusion.
Prior to joining PNC, Ford was a director of Live Oak Acquisition Corporation, a blank check company, and non-executive chair of RxSaver, a patient-directed prescription medication search engine platform. He also spent over a decade in investment banking at both Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley.
After his tenure in Washington, Ford served as a visiting professor at Vanderbilt University and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas–Austin. Ford is a graduate of both the University of Michigan Law School and the University of Pennsylvania.
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