Sarah Palin joins Fox network

Sarah Palin joins Fox network

Sarah Palin joins Fox network

Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee and the former Alaska Governor, will join Fox News as its political commentator, the popular news channel has said.

"I am thrilled to be joining the great talent and management team at Fox News. It's wonderful to be part of a place that so values fair and balanced news," Palin said in a statement. She has signed a multi-year contract with the news channel.

"Palin has captivated everyone on both sides of the political spectrum and we are excited to add her dynamic voice to the FOX News lineup," said Bill Shine, executive vice president of programming.

Palin in her new role will appear on all Fox News platform, including Fox Business Channel, Fox and Fox News Radio.

The network said Palin will host periodic episodes of Fox News' "Real American Stories", a series exploring inspirational real-life tales of overcoming adversity throughout the American landscape that will debut in 2010.

Palin, the first woman to serve as governor of Alaska, is the author of the current No 1 New York Times best-seller 'Going Rogue: An American Life'.

Palin, 45, stepped down as Alaska governor in July last year, less than a year after she hogged the limelight by becoming Republican presidential candidate John McCain's running mate.