K.T. McFarland, former Fox News national security analyst, has been named deputy national security adviser under President-elect Donald Trump’s administration, the transition team said Friday.
McFarland held national security roles under the administrations of Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan.
She also served as an aide to Henry Kissinger on the National Security Council.
McFarland confirmed her new role to Fox News and the network subsequently announced it terminated her contributor contract with the media outlet.
Her appointment came in the same week Trump selected Michael Flynn, former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, to serve as national security adviser.