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Beck To Run With The Foxes

10/17/2008 5:32 AM Eastern

CNN Headline News personality Glenn Beck has signed a multi-year agreement to join Fox News.

Currently the host of talk show Glenn Beck, he will host a weekday show at 5 p.m. on Fox News Channel, beginning next spring, as well as weekend program.

Beck’s program has improved CNN Headlines News viewership by 200% in both the 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. timeslots since its launch in 2006. He also hosts a daily radio show The Glenn Beck Program, which is syndicated via Premiere Radio Networks to more than 300 stations nationwide, as well as XM Satellite Radio.

“As we embark on a new political landscape, Glenn’s thought-provoking commentary will complement an already stellar lineup of stars at Fox News,” said Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes in a statement.

Noted Beck: “I am thrilled and profoundly humbled to have the chance to bring my program to Fox News. Expanding my audience is exciting, but I'm really looking forward to joining Mr. Ailes and his world-class team."

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