New York (CNN) - Sarah Palin met with officials at Fox News in midtown Manhattan for over an hour on Wednesday.
After checking out of her Jersey City hotel earlier in the day for the fourth day of her "One Nation" bus tour, Palin told a gaggle of reporters that she was en route to Boston, but added: "I'm going to go talk to my bosses at Fox first, here, though. If we can make our way through the city in a big old bus."
Palin's bus was later parked outside Fox's New York headquarters for about 90 minutes around lunchtime.
It was not clear with whom Palin met, but the visit comes on the heels of a New York Magazine report that Fox News chairman Roger Ailes believes Palin is "an idiot." Fox denied that account.
The meeting also comes amid speculation about the limits of Palin's Fox contract, which reportedly guarantees her $1 million a year through 2012.
Palin continues to say that she is seriously considering a presidential bid while also appearing on air as a paid contributor. But that hasn't stopped her from speaking with reporters from different media outlets, including CNN, throughout her bus tour of historical sites along the East Coast.
Several of Palin's moves in recent days –the bus tour, a new home purchase in Arizona, and the re-hiring of key staffers– have fueled speculation that she is laying the groundwork for a campaign.
But former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, both onetime Fox contributors, were suspended and later released as it became clear they were preparing to seek the Republican presidential nomination.
CNN's Adam Reiss contributed to this report.