Sarah Huckabee Sanders Joining Fox News as a Commentator
Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is going to be joining the team at Fox News as a contributor.
The network announced her hiring on Thursday, with her debut scheduled for “Fox & Friends” on September 6.
“FOX News has been the number one news organization in the country for 17 years running and I am beyond proud to join their incredible stable of on-air contributors in providing political insights and analysis,” Sanders said in a statement.
Sanders left the administration in June after spending roughly two years as the president’s press secretary.
President Donald Trump has encouraged Sanders to run for governor of Arkansas in 2022, a role previously held by her father Mike Huckabee. She has not ruled out the possibility, though when she left the administration she said that she was hoping to spend more time at home with her children.
“If we can get her to run for the governor of Arkansas, I’m trying to get her to do that,” Trump previously said of the possibility.
Outgoing press secretaries frequently sign on to networks after they leave their administrations. Dana Perino, who worked for President George W. Bush, currently co-hosts The Five on Fox News. Robert Gibbs and Josh Earnest, who worked for President Barack Obama, went on to join MSNBC. Jay Carney, who also worked for Obama, went to CNN.