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Fox News Signs Jedediah Bila as Contributor

Fox News has welcomed back television host Jedediah Bila, signing the former The View co-host to a contributor role.

Bila first joined Fox News as a contributor in 2013, appearing regularly on FNC’s Outnumbered and The Five, where she provided analysis on the top news stories, controversies and issues of the day.

Most recently, Bila served as co-host of ABC’s The View, which earned her two Daytime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host, according to Fox.

“Over the years, Jedediah has built a strong relationship with our audience through her unique perspective on the big issues of the day,” said Lauren Petterson, Senior Vice President of Morning Programming & Talent Development for the network in a statement. “We’re excited to welcome her back to the FOX News family.”

Bila added: “I’m very excited to re-join the Fox News family, the place I started my TV career. I’m really looking forward to this new chapter and all that’s to come.”

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.