FOX News Channel (FNC) has named contributor Meghan McCain as a permanent co-host of the top-rated ensemble show Outnumbered (weekdays at 12-1PM/ET). In this role, McCain will serve as one four female panelists, which include Harris Faulkner and Sandra Smith, along with one rotating "lucky guy." She began her new position today. In commenting on the announcement, McCain said, "I feel privileged to have the opportunity to work alongside the strong women on Outnumbered and am excited to join the team as a full time co-host. I'm grateful for the opportunity to share my unique perspective with viewers on a now daily basis." According to Nielsen Media Research, Outnumbered has been the number one cable news program in its timeslot and has also posted triple-digit increases in both total viewers and the 25-54 demographic since launch. The show is ranked in the top 15 programs in total viewers for the month of October, even outpacing some primetime cable news competition. McCain joined FNC in 2015 as a contributor and has provided thought-provoking political analysis across the network's daytime and primetime programming. Prior to joining FNC, McCain served as the host of Pivot Network's TakePart Live and has contributed to multiple publications, including The Daily Beast, Newsweek and Time. She is also the author of the New York Times bestselling children's book entitled "My Dad, John McCain" and a 2010 memoir, "Dirty Sexy Politics." Additionally, McCain starred in the 2013 Pivot network TV show, Raising McCain. Her first blog, McCain Blogette, documented her life on the campaign trail with her father along with perspective on pop culture, cultural trends and politics. FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political and business news. A top five cable network, FNC has been the most-watched news channel in the country for more than 14 years and according to a Suffolk University/USA Today poll, is the most trusted television news source in the country. Owned by 21st Century Fox, FNC is available in more than 90 million homes and dominates the cable news landscape, routinely notching the top ten programs in the genre.