Fox News has announced that former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has signed a multi-year deal with the network to serve as a contributor, providing political commentary and analysis. Palin will also host multiple episodes of the inspirational series Real American Stories which will premiere in 2010. In a Fox statement Palin said, “I am thrilled to be joining the great talent and management team at FOX News. It’s wonderful to be part of a place that so values fair and balanced news.”