Fox News has signed Caitlyn Jenner as a contributor, the network announced Thursday morning.
“Jenner, a television personality, Olympic gold medalist, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and former California gubernatorial candidate, will offer commentary and analysis across FOX News Channel (FNC) programming and various FOX News Media platforms,” the network said in a statement sent to The Daily Wire.
Jenner will appear on “Hannity” Thursday night.
“Caitlyn’s story is an inspiration to us all. She is a trailblazer in the LGBTQ+ community and her illustrious career spans a variety of fields that will be a tremendous asset for our audience,” Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott said. “I am humbled by this unique opportunity to speak directly to FOX News Media’s millions of viewers about a range of issues that are important to the American people.”
Jenner, who is biologically male but identifies as a woman, came out last year to denounce transgender athletes competing against biological girls and women, a change from Jenner’s views back in 2017, when the former Olympian said it was “fair.”
“Biological boys, I’ve said from the beginning, should not be playing in women’s sports,” Jenner said in a Fox News appearance in January, The Daily Wire reported. “We need to protect women’s sports. Obviously, this is about Lia Thomas, who has brought a lot of attention to this issue.”
“First of all, I respect her decision to live her life authentically — 100 percent — but it also comes with responsibility and some integrity,” Jenner added.
The athlete expressly condemned NCAA swimmer Lia Thomas, too. Thomas competed against biological males before the swimmer started to identify as female.
“I don’t know why she’s doing it,” Jenner said of Thomas. “She knows when she’s swimming, she’s beating the competition by two laps. She was born a biological boy. She was raised as a biological boy. Her cardiovascular system is bigger, her respiratory system is bigger, her hands are bigger, she can swim faster. That’s a known.”
“All of this woke world that we’re living in right now is not working,” the athlete continued. “I feel sorry for the other athletes that are out there, especially at Penn or anybody she’s competing against, because in the woke world you have to say, ‘Oh, my gosh, this is great’ and on and on and on. No, it’s not. We need to protect women’s sports, and the NCAA needs to make the right decision tomorrow, and I think that is probably to stop this right now. Rethink it.”