Meghan McCain, conservative media personality and daughter of Sen. John McCain, has been named a permanent co-host of the Fox News show “Outnumbered.”
Prior to the new role on the show built around a female-led panel and one “lucky guy,” McCain served as a Fox News contributor across the network.
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) November 14, 2016
In a statement regarding the move, McCain said:
“I feel privileged to have the opportunity to work alongside the strong women on Outnumbered and am excited to join the team as a full time co-host. I’m grateful for the opportunity to share my unique perspective with viewers on a now daily basis.”
Throughout the presidential election, McCain made plenty of news waves.
During the presidential primaries, she endorsed Sen. Ted Cruz. Later, she was one of 16 female journalists who signed on to a letter calling former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski’s behavior “inexcusable and unprofessional” following evidence showing he physically handled conservative commentator and reporter Michelle Fields.
Additionally, she told People she “cried” when Trump was officially nominated, and called 2016 a “garbage election.”
Before McCain’s permanent appointment, she appeared alongside then-co-host Andrea Tantaros as a contributor. Tantaros stopped appearing on the show earlier this year, after what Fox News claimed was a dispute over her book contract. However, in the aftermath of network head Roger Ailes’ sexual harassment claims, Tantaros came forward with her own lawsuit alleging sexual harassment.
“Outnumbered” has long been a smash hit for the network, ranking No. 1 among cable news programs in its timeslot, according to Nielsen Media Research data provided by Fox News.