Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany is officially joining Fox News as a contributor, the network announced Tuesday.
The news comes after a financial disclosure report in January indicated McEnany had signed a contract to work with the network. Fox News, however, denied at the time that the former White House press secretary had nabbed a gig with them.
Kayleigh McEnany has joined the Fox News family. “It is my distinct pleasure today to welcome Kayleigh McEnany to the Fox family. We will be seeing much more of her in the future,” Harris Faulkner just said on air
— Brian Flood (@briansflood) March 2, 2021
Fox News’ Harris Faulkner announced the new contributorship on her show Tuesday.
“It is my distinct pleasure today to welcome Kayleigh McEnany to the Fox family,” Faulkner told viewers. “We will be seeing much more of her in the future and coming up just a bit later in this hour, more from Kayleigh including meeting the challenges of being a new mom while serving in the White House.”
Fox News coupled the announcement with an exclusive interview with McEnany — her first since leaving the White House, according to the network. (RELATED: Kayleigh McEnany Calls CNN ‘A Sad Parody Of A News Network’ Over Their Coverage Of Pro-Trump Protest)
McEnany was a common face on the network throughout her time at the White House and often appeared in both her capacity as White House press secretary and as an advisor for Trump’s re-election campaign. In November, Fox News made headlines after it cut away from one of her press conferences.
“I just think we have to be very clear. She’s charging the other side as welcoming fraud and welcoming illegal voting. Unless she has more details to back that up I can’t in good countenance continue showing you this,” Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto said at the time.
Prior to her job at the White House, she was conservative political commentator on CNN and got her start in media working as a production assistant at Fox News.