Fox News Signs Martin Luther King Jr.’s Niece as Contributor

Dr. Alveda King signs with network right before 50th anniversary celebration of the Selma March this weekend

Fox News has signed Dr. Alveda King, Martin Luther King Jr.’s niece, as a contributor, network Chairman Roger Ailes announced Friday.

A minister and civil rights activist, King will appear to provide social and cultural commentary across Fox’s programming.

“Alveda has brilliantly carried the legacy of the King family to the next generation and has been a source of inspiration for many Americans,” Ailes said. “Her passion and mission for social change will be a valuable contribution to our network.”

King Jr.’s niece has continued her uncle’s legacy — she’s a Senior Fellow with the Howard Center for Family, Religion and Society, and is also a member of several organizations, including the National Black Pro-Life Coalition (NBPC), the Coalition of African American Pastors and the Judeo-Christian Coalition for Constitutional Restoration.

The hire comes as President Obama heads to Selma, Alabama this weekend to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic march led by Martin Luther King Jr.