NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 29, 2018 — FOX News Channel (FNC) has signed Emmy-nominated television host Jedediah Bila to a contributor role, announced Lauren Petterson, Senior Vice President of Morning Programming & Talent Development for the network.
In making the announcement, Petterson said, “Over the years, Jedediah has built a strong relationship with our audience through her unique perspective on the big issues of the day. 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.”
Bila first joined the network as a contributor in 2013, appearing regularly on FNC’s top-rated ensemble shows Outnumbered (weekdays 12-1PM/ET) and The Five (weekdays 5-6PM/ET), 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, earning two Daytime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host. As a recurring guest co-host in Season 19 and an official co-host of the show’s 20th season, she interviewed many influencers across politics and culture, including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Vice President Joe Biden, reality television star Kim Kardashian and Senator Bernie Sanders, among others. Additionally, in July 2017, Bila secured an exclusive interview with embattled Dance Moms star Abby Lee Miller ahead of her 366-day prison sentence. The interview, which was presented in a Lifetime special entitled, Abby Tells All, earned universal praise.
A graduate and valedictorian of Wagner College, Bila went on to receive her Master of Arts from Columbia University. She is the author of #DoNotDisturb: How I Ghosted My Cell Phone to Take Back My Life, released by HarperCollins in October 2018. Prior to joining FOX News in 2013, Bila was a high school academic dean and Spanish teacher at a private New York City K-12 school, and had taught middle school, high school, and college students.
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