- Associated Press - Friday, March 6, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - Fox News Channel says it has hired Alveda King, a niece of the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., as a commentator for the network.

Alveda King, director of African-American Outreach at Priests for Life, is an anti-abortion activist who has clashed politically with some of her uncle’s former associates. She spoke at a 2010 rally in Washington organized by conservative commentator Glenn Beck.

She has said she has been a Democrat and Republican, but now considers herself a Christian.

“Her passion and mission for social change will be a valuable contribution to our network,” said Roger Ailes, chairman and CEO of Fox News, on Friday.

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