Veterans activist Taya Kyle, the wife of late United States Navy SEAL, American Sniper author Chris Kyle who was the subject of the blockbuster movie with the same title, was hired by Fox News as a contributor to provide insight and commentary on the military and family issues.
Taya Kyle will give insight on these issues during primetime and daytime programming, according to a statement from the news channel.
Since her husband, Chris Kyle’s death she has been a strong veterans activist as well as an advocate for military families.
Taya Kyle founded the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation, which is a support network for military families and first responders.
She is also the author of the book, American Wife: A Memoir of Love, War, Faith and Renewal.
In 2013, the story of American Sniper was turned into a movie directed by Clint Eastwood. The Oscar-nominated film starred Bradley Cooper, who played the role of Chris Kyle.
On Monday, Taya Kyle first served as a Fox News contributor by weighing in on the topic of allowing senior military officials to endorse presidential candidates. At the RNC and DNC, two retired generals spoke at the conventions to endorse their preferred candidate.
The former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Martin Dempsey said on the issue in a letter, “The military is not a political prize. Politicians should take the advice of senior military leaders but keep them off the stage.”
“These guys are retired,” Kyle said, disagreeing with Dempsey. “They spent their careers fighting for all of our right to freedom of speech, so I think once they’re out, they should be the first in line to exercise their right to free speech.”