Stacey Dash has a new gig. According to FOX News on Wednesday, the actress, known for her breakout role in the1995 movie “Clueless” has joined Fox News Channel as a contributor. Vice President of Programming Bill Shine made the announcement describing Dash as “an engaging conversationalist whose distinctive viewpoints amongst her Hollywood peers have spawned national debates.”
Shine went on to express his excitement about bring Dash on board. The 47-year-old actress will provide a different viewpoint for the channel as she will provide cultural analysis and commentary across Fox News’ daytime and prime time programming. The Fox News Channel will also serve as a platform for the actress to provide her political views as a celebrity.
Dash does have experience defending her political stance, as she is very outspoken about her conservative views. She drew criticism from the black community on Twitter for endorsing Mitt Romney in 2012. The “Single Ladies” actress struck back at the criticism in an essay to TMZ. She wrote, “The main objective of our nation must be repairing the economy. All our social concerns must come after this. Without a stable economy our great nation fails. Perhaps I publicly endorsed Romney from a slightly naïve place, thinking that I could speak my voice without being criticized in such racially charged and hateful tones.”
The criticism as well as her strong voice of opinion landed her several television appearances included a guest panelist seat on “The View” and also a recent appearance on Fox News show “Outnumbered.” So from an experience standpoint, Dash will have no problem fitting in at Fox News. Her addition will also add diversity to the network and will offer different perspective from a list of contributors that includes Karl Rove, James Carville, George Will, Dennis Miller and Sarah Palin.