Fox News hires Sarah Huckabee Sanders, former White House press secretary

Fox News Channel Sarah Huckabee Sanders Contributor

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Will Join Fox News as Contributor

She will make her debut on Fox & Friends during its next live audience show on September 6.

The 37-year-old will provide political commentary and analysis to Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, Fox News Digital, Fox Nation and the radio/podcast division.

Fox's current roster of contributors includes former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, former Republican congressman Jason Chaffetz, former Bush White House press secretary Ari Fleischer, and former House speaker Newt Gingrich. It is the latest sign of the revolving door relationship between Fox and the Trump administration. She is widely considered to be eyeing a run for governor of the state, but has not announced. In Sanders' case (as with Sessions' spokesperson), they're using their White House experience to earn new positions in their field. In an interview with former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigators, Sanders even admitted that she provided reporters with baseless information about the firing of former FBI Director James Comey. Prior to Sanders, former communications director Hope Hicks a year ago joined the Fox Corporation as an executive vice president and chief communications officer. She joined the Trump campaign in 2016 and held her first White House news conference in May 2017, while the embattled Sean Spicer was serving his Naval Reserve duty.

Raj Shah, the former White House deputy press secretary, joined Fox Corporation as senior vice-president just last month.

Former press secretaries are typically in high demand by the cable news networks because of their insight into the personalities, politics and policies at the White House and their familiarity to the public.

Sanders left the administration in June and was replaced by Stephanie Grisham.

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