Santita Jackson: The Left joins the Right?
- Santita Jackson’s media career takes an unexpected turn Friday when she debuts as a contributor to Fox News Channel, appearing during the 7am hour of Fox & Friends. Jackson, an outspoken liberal and the eldest daughter of the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, most recently hosted middays at Midway Broadcasting urban news/talk WVON-AM (1450). Although she’s been off the air (and off the station’s payroll) since December, the door is open for her to return via syndication. “I have a great deal of respect for Santita and think she’s extremely talented,” said Melody Spann Cooper, chairman of Midway Broadcasting and general manager of WVON. “If she ever were to get a syndication deal, I would love to put her on in the evening.” Perri Small, who’s been filling Jackson’s former 9am-to-noon slot since December, is expected to be named her permanent replacement. But Cooper said it’s not official yet — despite a change to that effect on WVON’s website. “That’s not correct,” she said. “I would say it’s likely, but it’s still a little premature because it has not happened.”
- Fox News Hires Jesse Jackson’s Daughter Santita Jackson As Newest Contributor (mediaite.com)
- Fox News reportedly hires Jesse Jackson’s daughter as analyst (thegrio.com)
Posted on April 5, 2012, in Racial Rundown, Reality Show Rundown, TV Trough and tagged Fox & Friends, Fox News Channel, Friday, Jackson, Jesse Jackson, Santita Jackson, United States, WVON. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.