Ex-White House spokesman Fleischer a Fox News contributor

NEW YORK (AP) Fox News Channel has signed former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer to a contributor role.

The network announced Monday that Fleischer will provide ''strategic communications and political analysis'' for both Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network.

Fleischer served as White House press secretary to former President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2003. He was senior communications adviser and spokesman for Bush's presidential campaign beginning in 1999.

Currently he is the president of Ari Fleischer Communications and Ari Fleischer Sports Communications, offering advice and communications training to sports organizations, athletes and corporations.

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