Fox News Hires SEAL Team Six's Rob O’Neill

Rob O'Neill - H 2014
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The subject of the 'The Man Who Killed Osama Bin Laden' signs on as contributor.

Fox News Channel is on a bit of a hiring spree. Just a week after hiring conservative activist Dr. Alveda King, the cable news network has tapped a familiar face at the network to join as a contributor.

Rob O’Neill, former member of the Navy's famed SEAL Team Six and purported Osama Bin Laden killer, has inked a deal with the network to offer military expertise and analysis across the network's roster of programs. This comes after FNC hit ratings highs with its O’Neill sit-down, The Man Who Killed Osama Bin Laden.

“Rob O’Neill is an American hero who dedicated his life to serving our country and protecting our freedoms," said chairman and CEO Roger Ailes. "It’s incredibly rare to have someone in a television contributor role with his leadership experience and expertise at the fighting unit level. His military insight will be a major asset to the network and we are honored to have him.”

His friendliness with the media has not always worked to O’Neill's advantage. While most other members of the team that raided Bin Laden's Abbottabad compound in 2011 have remained silent (and anonymous), O'Neill's candid talks reportedly brought him under investigation by Navy probe.