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Paul Ryan to join board of directors for newly formed Fox Corp.

In this image, Paul Ryan leans against a reflective white wall while wearing a suit and red tie.
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Fox Corp., formed from the leftovers of Disney's acquisition of 21st Century Fox, added former House Speaker Paul Ryan to its board of directors on Tuesday, per Variety.

Our thought bubble, via Axios' Sara Fischer: With the deal, Rupert Murdoch is officially exiting Hollywood, but he leaves to re-establish "New Fox," which will be a network that's home to a number of Fox properties, including Fox News, his true passion. Per CNN, Paul Ryan and Rupert Murdoch "have been friendly for many years," with Murdoch naming Ryan as a 2014 presidential candidate that he had "particular admiration for."

Former DNC chair Donna Brazile to join Fox News as a contributor

Donna Brazile speaking.
Donna Brazile. Photo: Johnny Louis/WireImage

Former Democratic National Committee chairwoman Donna Brazile will join Fox News as a contributor.

Why it matters: Brazile resigned as a CNN contributor in 2016 after WikiLeaks revealed that she provided Hillary Clinton's campaign with questions ahead of a CNN Town Hall event — a scandal that Fox's Sean Hannity and other right-wing commentators have shown little interest in letting go. She later called it a mistake she will "forever regret."

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