Rod Wheeler joined FOX News Channel (FNC) as a contributor in 2005. Wheeler is the founder and president of Rod Wheeler & Associates, a criminal investigation firm. He also serves as a consultant to the food and agricultural industry on matters of homeland security. Previously, Wheeler served as a fraud investigator for the attorney general for the state of Ohio, and was a homicide and death investigator in the Washington, D.C. Police Department. He graduated from Ohio State University with a bachelor's degree in criminology/criminal justice, and holds a key executive master's degree in public administration from American University. He is also an active member of the American Society of Criminal Justice, the American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers, the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice, and the American Society of Industrial Security.