From a Fox News release:
FOX News has hired columnist, author and humanitarian Dr. Ben Carson as a contributor, announced Roger Ailes, Chairman and CEO of the network. Carson will provide analysis and commentary across FOX News Channel’s (FNC) daytime and primetime programming. He will make his debut in the new role on The Kelly File (9:00 PM/ET) this evening, Wednesday, Oct. 9th.
This could be a signal that Carson has no plans to run for office in the near-term. Other contributors have had to make a decision on whether to run for office or continue to receive the lucrative money someone named a contributor makes on Fox News.
The Los Angeles Times has more:
Carson rose to prominence in medical circles when he successfully separated conjoined Siamese twins in 1987. In 2008, President George W. Bush awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
In recent years, Carson has also built a following for his political views and attacks on political correctness. Earlier this year, the Wall Street Journal praised him in an editorial titled “Ben Carson for President” and the New York Times said Carson was “lofted into the conservative firmament as its newest star.” There has even been speculation that Carson may be a candidate for president in 2016.
Quinton is a native South Carolinian who has lived in Baltimore since 2006. He is a recent convert to the Catholic Church and is active in the Knights of Columbus. He has been involved in the pro-life movement nationally and locally since 2010.
Quinton is a veteran who served as an intelligence analyst in the Army National Guard. He is also an Eagle Scout.