Richard Grenell, a former Bush (43) administration official and adviser to the Mitt Romney 2012 Republican presidential campaign, has re-signed with Fox News to remain as a contributor there through the 2016 election, Mediaite has learned.
Grenell originally signed with Fox News, where he regularly appears as a media critic and foreign policy expert, in 2012 after leaving the Romney campaign. Grenell’s departure from the campaign was spurred by controversy over his supporter for same-sex marriage. He is openly gay.
We’re told Grenell’s first contract with Fox News ended in July, resulting in three months of negotiations before he officially re-signed this week.
Grenell is widely known among media professionals on Twitter for his sharp criticism of the mainstream and liberal press. He also publicly announced in 2013 that he had been diagnosed with cancer, though he is now cancer-free.
Asked for comment, Grenell referred us to Fox. A spokesperson for Fox confirmed the contract runs through the 2016 election.
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