Former White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders will be working as a correspondent for Fox News.
According to a press release issued by the network, Sanders will provide “political commentary and analysis” across Fox News outlets, beginning with an appearance on Fox & Friends on Sept. 6. Interestingly enough Sanders announcement came just a day after her predecessor, Sean Spicer, announced he would be appearing on Season 28 of “Dancing With the Stars.”
Sanders’ gig with Fox News will be her first role since her departure from the White House at the end of June. She has since been replaced as White House press secretary by Stephanie Grisham, former communications director for first lady Melania Trump.
“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,” the Arkansas native said in a statement.
Sanders is the daughter of former Gov. Mike Huckabee, who also has ties to Fox News. His show, Huckabee, ran on the network from 2008 to 2015, before moving to TBN, though he remains a Fox contributor.
As with Spicer’s DWTS casting, Sanders’s new career move has raised some eyebrows. That’s perhaps no surprise given her contentious relationship with the media during her White House tenure, during which she faced widespread criticism — with veteran journalist Sam Donaldson saying she deserves a “lifetime achievement Oscar for lying” — and was even asked to leave a restaurant because the owner objected to her politics.
According to the network, Sanders will appear on all Fox News Media channels, including Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, Fox News Digital, Fox Nation, on radio shows and podcasts.
Her first appearance will be on the Sept. 6 episode of one of her former boss’s favorite shows, “Fox & Friends.”