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Fox Forges Alliance With Tiki

The company's Fox News Channel has hired the New York Giants running back as a contributor.
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Plenty of pro athletes make the transition to the broadcast booth when their playing days are over, but for Tiki Barber there's no time like the present.

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Fox News Channel has signed a deal that will make the New York Giants running back a general contributor. Beginning next week, Barber will appear each Tuesday on

Fox & Friends First

, where he's been a frequent guest co-host.

"I'm ecstatic to officially join Fox News and look forward to contributing to their successful lineup as I segue into the next part of my professional life," Barber said in a statement Wednesday.

Currently, Barber serves as a co-host of

This Week in Football

on the Yes Network. Since 2002, he has been a regular guest on ESPN Radio's Thursday night football show. Prior to these broadcasting stints, Barber anchored WCBS-TV's morning sports from 1999 to 2001.

Named to his first Pro Bowl after the 2004 season, Barber was drafted by the Giants in 1997. He holds numerous Giants' records and was voted the team's most valuable player in 2000, 2002 and 2004.