Rob O’Neill, Navy SEAL Who Shot and Killed Osama Bin Laden, Gets a Job at Fox News

Rob O’Neill, Navy SEAL Who Shot and Killed Osama Bin Laden, Gets a Job at Fox News

Familiar in both name and face to many Americans, Rob O’Neill, the man who shot and killed Osama Bin Laden, will now have an even more familiar place- your living room. Fox News has hired the former Navy SEAL as a contributor. Daily Mail reports:


Former Team Six leader Rob O’Neill will offer military expertise and analysis across various daytime and primetime programs, the network announced.

The decorated ex-solider, who has been involved in more than 400 combat missions and deployed a dozen times, was profiled in the channel’s documentary The Man Who Killed Osama Bin Laden, last year.

He is said to have fired the shots that killed the Al Qaeda leader and 9/11 mastermind during a raid on his compound in May 2011.

Chairman and CEO for the network Roger Ailes said: ‘Rob O’Neill is an American hero who dedicated his life to serving our country and protecting our freedoms.

‘It’s incredibly rare to have someone in a television contributor role with his leadership experience and expertise at the fighting unit level.

‘His military insight will be a major asset to the network and we are honored to have him.

‘During his career in the Navy, O’Neill has served as a team leader within the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, also known as SEAL Team Six.

‘O’Neill was deployed more than a dozen times and led the military’s best individuals in many high-profile operations, including the hijacking of the Maersk Alabama and Operation Neptune’s Spear.

O’Neill also confirmed the news on Twitter, posting: ‘Happy to join the team’.

He has received more than 52 military decorations, including two Silver Stars, four Bronze Stars with Valor, a Joint Service Commendation Medal with Valor, three Presidential Unit citations and two Navy/Marine Corps Commendations with Valor.

What an amazing catch for Fox to have a real American Hero such as Mr. O’Neill on their team. I am sure his commentary will be both useful and insightful, and offer a perspective many could not otherwise have. Welcome aboard, and see you from the couch!

Written by Katie McGuire. Follow Katie on Twitter @GOPKatie


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