Former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders to join Fox News
WASHINGTON – Former White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders will join Fox News as a contributor, the network announced on Thursday.
The network says she will “provide political commentary and analysis across all of FOX News Media,” and she plans to make her first appearance on Sept. 6 on Fox and Friends.
“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 about her new role.
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“Excited to join @FoxNews as a contributor,” Sanders wrote on Twitter.
Trump had announced Sanders’ departure from the White House in June 2019 in a tweet.
“After 3 1/2 years, our wonderful Sarah Huckabee Sanders will be leaving the White House at the end of the month and going home to the Great State of Arkansas,” he said, apparently referring to her work on his 2016 campaign – in addition to 2-1/2 years in the White House press office.
“She is a very special person with extraordinary talents, who has done an incredible job!” the president wrote. “I hope she decides to run for Governor of Arkansas – she would be fantastic. Sarah, thank you for a job well done!”
Contributing: Christal Hayes and John Fritze