Martin Luther King Jr.'s Niece Joins Fox News as Contributor
Dr. Alveda King, a vocal conservative and civil rights activist, will offer social commentary and appear in both daytime and primetime.
Dr. Alveda King is Fox News Channel's latest contributor. The minister, civil rights and pro-life activist, vocal conservative and niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has signed on to offer social and cultural commentary across the network's daytime and primetime blocks.
"Alveda has brilliantly carried the legacy of the King family to the next generation and has been a source of inspiration for many Americans," said Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes in the announcement. "Her passion and mission for social change will be a valuable contribution to our network."
King's addition to FNC comes at a time when her late uncle is more in the news than ever. This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of his civil rights march in Alabama — the events of which were recently retold in Ava DuVernay's Oscar-winning film Selma.
Serving just one term Georgia's House of Representatives (between 1979 and 1981), King has been outspoken against abortion and LGBT rights in America. In 2012, she publicly denounced the NAACP's vote to endorse same-sex marriage.
She comes to the network with a résumé that includes status as a senior fellow at Howard Center for Family, and she belongs to the National Black Pro-Life Coalition (NBPC), the Coalition of African American Pastors and the Judeo-Christian Coalition for Constitutional Restoration.
She's received multiple awards for her activism and authored several books, including 2014 title King Rules: 10 Truths for You, Your Family, and Our Nation to Prosper.