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Posted at 07:15 AM ET, 04/06/2012

FOX hires Jesse Jackson’s daughter, Santita Jackson

Morning news program “FOX & Friends” just got a new, unexpected friend. The popular show welcomes civil rights activist Jesse Jackson’s daughter, Santita Jackson.

Santita Jackson. (Danny Moloshok - ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Jackson’s older daughter is radio station host of ‘The Santita Jackson Show’ for WVON in Chicago.

WVON was known as “The Voice of the Negro” and in recent years has become “The Voice of the Nation” with an emphsis on African-American community news and issues. The station is home to many well-known African-American personalities like the Rev. Al Sharpton, who hosts a radio program weekday afternoons.

Santita will make her debut Friday morning at 7:15 a.m. as an on-air contributor for the program.

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