Judith Miller Heads to Fox

Controversial former Times reporter, jailed in CIA leak case, will be on-air analyst
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 20, 2008 10:59 AM CDT
Judith Miller was jailed for 85 days in 2005 for refusing to reveal her sources in the CIA leak case involving former agency operative Valerie Plame and White House aide Lewis Libby.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Judith Miller, the former New York Times reporter who spent 85 days in jail rather than reveal her sources in a CIA leak case, is Fox News’ newest on-air analyst, Editor & Publisher reports. “I get to spout my views, I will NOT be joining the news team,” said Miller, who left the paper in 2005 after 28 years.

Miller’s handling of that incident, and flaws in her coverage of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, drew widespread criticism, including from within the paper. “We’ve all had stories that didn’t come out exactly as we had hoped,” a Fox exec tells the Washington Post. “She has explained herself and she has nothing to apologize for.” (Read more Judith Miller stories.)