Herman Cain Joins Newsmax TV

Businessman and former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has joined conservative news net Newsmax TV as a contributor and analyst.

Cain will weigh in on politics across a variety of Newsmax shows, which have been gaining traction over the past half year, according to the company, which says its cumulative audience is up over 200% in the past six months.

“Herman is an American original, a true success story,” said Newsmax Media CEO Chris Ruddy. “He’s a brilliant business leader and canny political observer who can navigate Capitol Hill blindfolded, and pulls no punches in his opinions.”

Ruddy says Cain's rise from poverty to business success and a run at the presidency will resonate with its "heartland audience."

Newsmax said it is now on "very major cable and satellite system"--including Directv, Dish, Comcast, Spectrum, Fios, Cox, and U-verse, reaching an audience of more than 100 million.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.