Former Fox News employee who fed Gawker information will pen memoir for Penguin imprint Dutton
Joe Muto, perhaps better known as the "Fox Mole," has burrowed his way into a six-figure book deal, according to Gawker, the site that made him (in)famous.
Muto, the former Fox News employee who fed embarrassing information about his employer to Gawker last month, has struck a deal with Penguin imprint Dutton to pen a memoir, tentatively titled "An Atheist in the Foxhole," about his eight-year tenure at the broadcasting company, which came to an end after he was discovered as the source of information and terminated.
Gawker says that the deal comes with "a low six-figure advance."
Dutton did not immediately respond to TheWrap's requests for comment.
The website cites a press release stating, "'An Atheist in the Foxhole' describes how Muto, an NPR-listening, Obama-loving liberal, took a job at Fox News expecting he'd only stay for a few months. But eight years later he was still there, working as a producer for Bill O'Reilly, a man with 'fair and balanced' views that made Muto cringe on a daily basis."
The release also reportedly states that, since Muto "was only able to share a few tidbits on Gawker," there is "much, much more to tell."
Muto's book will be released in early 2013, according to the Washington Post.
Muto's leaks included a video of Fox News personality Sean Hannity engaging in goofy banter with GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney before an interview. In his inaugural column, Muto also describes the web site Fox Nation as "an unholy mashup of the Drudge Report, the Huffington Post and a Klan meeting."