FOX News Channel has hired Democratic strategist James Carville as a contributor, announced Bill Shine, EVP/Programming for the network. Carville will appear across various programming offering political commentary on the news of the day.
Carville notably surfaced on the national scene when he was the lead strategist in the successful 1992 presidential campaign for former President Bill Clinton. His work on the campaign, as depicted in the Academy Award-nominated film The War Room, led the American Association of Political Consultants to name him Campaign Manager of the Year in 1993. When Clinton was elected to office, Carville continued to serve as a senior political adviser.
During the last decade, Carville transitioned his work from domestic political campaigns to foreign consulting and eventually television, serving as a political contributor to CNN. He was also a co-host of the first incarnation of Crossfire from 2002 until its cancellation in 2005.
Currently a political science professor at Tulane University, Carville is also the author of several books.