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)

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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