Fox News Launches Book Label Through HarperCollins

Fox News Building March 18 2020
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The first two books from the imprint will be written by Pete Hegseth and Shannon Bream.

Fox News hosts and anchors have long leveraged their on-air roles to write best-selling books. Now the channel wants in on the action, too.

The cable news channel says that it will launch its own publishing imprint, Fox News Books, through News Corp.'s HarperCollins.

The company says it has signed a three-book deal with the publisher, with the first book, written by Fox & Friends Weekend host Pete Hegseth, set for release in November. That book, Modern Warriors: Real Stories From Real Heroes, will be followed by a book written by Fox News @ Night anchor Shannon Bream in spring 2021 about women of the Bible.

Both News Corp. and Fox Corp., Fox News' parent company, are controlled by Rupert Murdoch and the Murdoch family, though they are independent, publicly traded companies.

Fox News hosts have been regulars on best-sellers lists for decades (books by Jeanine Pirro and Sean Hannity are on the New York Times list, as of writing), and HarperCollins has occasionally published books from Fox hosts. However, this new imprint establishes a more formal relationship between the two, building a potential pipeline between the channel, its talent and the world of publishing.