The previous White House press secretary Sarah Sanders has joined Fox News as a contributor, moreover reinforcing the revolving door between the conservative television network and Donald Trump’s administration.
Sanders, who left as Trump’s top spokesperson in June, will officially debut next month on the president’s favored program, Fox & Friends.
In an announcement, Sanders stated she was “beyond proud” to accompany the team of on-air contributors at Fox News.
Nonetheless, Sanders is the third former top White House official to join Fox News, which has emerged as one of Trump’s largest supporters.
Raj Shah, the former White House deputy press secretary, accompanied Fox Corporation as senior vice-president just last month. Hope Hicks, the former White House communications director, and close Trump confidante was also brought on by Fox Corporation in 2018 as an executive vice-president and chief communications officer.
The network’s primetime opinion lineup places some of Trump’s most pre-eminent cheerleaders back-to-back, from Tucker Carlson to Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham. Bill Shine, the former co-president of Fox News, also worked as White House communications director from July 2018 to May 2019.
Sanders will present commentary and analysis across the network’s programming. During her tenure at the White House, Sanders was a frequent guest on the network even as she stopped giving press briefings.