Fox News hearts Huckabee

Hires former presidential candidate as a contributor

NEW YORK -- Fox News Channel said Thursday that it had hired former GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee as a contributor.

The former Arkansas governor and Baptist preacher will be part of the network's upcoming political coverage in the runup to November's general election.

"Gov. Huckabee's campaign experience and knowledge of politics makes him a great addition to our ongoing election coverage," said Fox News Channel senior vp Bill Shine.