Fox News Hires Harold Ford, Jr. as Analyst

MEMPHIS, TN - Former Congressman Harold Ford, Jr. has joined Fox News to provide political commentary and analysis on international events and the 2008 election.

Ford, a Democrat, served in the U.S. House representing Memphis for ten years.  He lost a close U.S. Senate race in November to Republican Bob Corker.

Ford also is now a vice chairman of Merrill Lynch, a visiting professor of the public policy at Vanderbilt University and chairman of the Democratic Leadership Council.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)