Fox News has been on a hiring spree for the first part of 2021 and the streak continued with another big announcement on Monday.
According to a press release issued by Fox News, the cable news giant hired KTTV-TV (FOX) investigative reporter Bill Melugin as a national correspondent who will begin his new gig on May 3. Melugin is a popular journalist in the Los Angeles area, though he’ll be able to remain in the area as he’ll be based out of Fox News’ Los Angeles bureau.
Melugin tweeted out the big announcement to his followers on Monday, calling it bittersweet that he’ll leave his local journalistic roots, but expressed excitement to be called up to the big leagues.
PERSONAL NEWS: Bittersweet to announce that after almost four years, my time at @FOXLA is coming to an end. I’m incredibly excited to announce that I’ll be joining @FoxNews as a national correspondent based in Los Angeles beginning on May 3rd! https://t.co/s3amMZ4GX4
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) April 19, 2021
Jay Wallace, president and executive editor of FOX News Media, heaped praise on the two-time Emmy-winning journalist, calling his investigative journalism skills “second to none” in a statement concerning the new hire.
“We are extremely proud to welcome Bill to the network. His investigative reporting skills are second to none, and he will be a great addition to our news team,” Wallace said.
In another statement concerning his new position, Melugin expressed his eagerness to begin his new role working alongside some of the top names in the news business.
“I am thrilled to be joining FNC as a national correspondent and look forward to working alongside their team of top journalists in shedding light on the most important stories of the day for viewers across the country,” Melugin was quoted as saying.
Melugin’s hiring comes in the wake of Fox News adding former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany to the ranks as a daytime co-host alongside anchor Harris Faulkner on “Outnumbered,” a highly-rated daytime program at the network.