Fox news announced on Thursday that former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is joining the network as a contributor.
Sanders, who left her role as Trump spokeswoman two months ago and has pretty much stayed out of the limelight since, will make her first appearance on Fox & Friends on September 6, The Hill reported.
“Sanders worked on the Trump campaign and later in the White House, where she spent approximately two years as press secretary. In that role, she oversaw the demise of the daily press briefing and had an at-times strained relationship with the press corps,” The Hill reported.
Sanders was a frequent guest on various Fox programs during her tenure as White House Press Secretary.
Some have floated Sanders as a possible candidate for governor in Arkansas, the same job her father, Mike Huckabee, held for 11 years. President Trump has even urged Huckabee to make that run for Gov.
While many leftists will scoff at this move, Sanders is hardly the first former press sec. to migrate to TV:
Jay Carney, Robert Gibbs and Josh Earnest all worked for President Obama in the role of press secretary. Carney was hired by CNN after leaving the White House, while Gibbs and Earnest went to work for MSNBC.
Dana Perino, who worked for President George W. Bush, was signed by Fox News shortly after her tenure in the White House and currently serves as co-host of “The Five, “The Daily Briefing,” and “Dana Perino’s Book Club” on Fox Nation.
Ari Fleischer, who also served under Bush from 2001 to 2003, would join CNN as a contributor years later, from 2011 to 2013. He was later signed by Fox News in 2017.
Then there was the one press secretary who took the opposite path.
Tony Snow went from being a radio and TV commentator to George W. Bush’s press sec in 2006. Sadly, Snow died of cancer on two years later.
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