Taya Kyle, the military veteran’s family activist and widow of “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle, has joined Fox News Channel as a contributor, the 21st Century Fox-owned cable-news outlet said Monday.
Kyle is expected to offer commentary on the military and families across the network’s daytime and primetime programming.
Kyle is the founder of the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation, which works to empower families and marriages of military service members and first responders. Her autobiography, “American Wife: A Memoir of Love, Service, Faith, and Renewal,” was released by Harper Collins, part of 21st Century Fox sister News Corp., in 2015. Written with author Jim DeFelice, the book discussed how she dealt with her husband’s death and her life as a military spouse.
Kyle is one of the first new contributor hired by the network since the departure of Roger Ailes, its former chairman and chief executive officer. Newt Gingrich, the former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, returned to his role as a contributor at the network, after a brief absence during which he was said to be among a number of candidates being considered to run for Vice President of the United States along with Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump.