05/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Fox News Producer Megan Whittemore Joins Eric Cantor's Office As Deputy Press Secretary

House Republican Whip Eric Cantor has hired a Fox News producer as his new deputy press secretary.

Megan Whittemore was research producer for "Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace" before joining Cantor's office. Cantor appeared on the show this past Sunday.

According to a press release, Whittemore "played a key role with the Fox News Political Unit producing primary, convention, and election coverage" during the 2008 presidential election cycle. She has also covered Capitol Hill for the network.

"Megan brings exceptional energy, enthusiasm, and experience to our leadership office communications team," Cantor said in an announcement. "We welcome her talents to help deliver our message and manage media coverage. She will play a critical role working with media outlets in Virginia to deliver important and breaking news impacting the Commonwealth and VA's 7th Congressional district. Megan will provide additional support with national media initiatives, appearances, and events."