According Matea Gold of the Tribune's Washington bureau, Fox News Chief Executive Roger Ailes handed Williams a new three-year contract Thursday morning, in a deal that amounts to nearly $2 million, a
considerable bump up from his previous salary, the Tribune Washington Bureau has learned. The Fox News contributor will now appear exclusively and more frequently on the cable news network and have a regular column on FoxNews.com.
"Juan has been a staunch defender of liberal viewpoints since his tenure began at Fox News in 1997," Ailes said in a statement, adding a jab at NPR: “He’s an honest man whose freedom of speech is protected by Fox News on a daily basis.
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- Public Radio vs. the Public The comment that got Juan Williams fired--and the one that didn't. (WSJ.com)
- Williams Firing Sparks Calls to Defund National Public Radio (Fox News Channel)
- Chris Wallace: NPR "Had Been After Juan For Some Time" (Broadcasting&Cable)
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