January 27, 2021

Is Fox News hiring former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany? A report from something called Citizens For Ethics said it’s a done deal, that McEnany has reached a deal with Fox News to start working there this month.

However, in a statement, Fox News said, “Kayleigh McEnany is not currently an employee or contributor at Fox News.”

But don’t be surprised if McEnany does end up at Fox News. A source familiar with the matter said the network had “initial conversations” with McEnany after the election. Those conversations were put on pause, although the source did not say why. However, Fox News is, according to this person, “open to hiring her in the future.”

It would seem clear that McEnany will end up on Fox News.

Know who is definitely going to Fox News and Fox Business? Larry Kudlow, former President Donald Trump’s chief economic adviser and National Economic Council director. He will get his own weekday program on Fox Business and will be a contributor to Fox News.

As The New York Times’ Michael M. Grynbaum noted, “This is the first major television gig secured by a senior Trump aide who stayed in the White House until the president’s term ended last week.”

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Tom Jones is Poynter’s senior media writer for He was previously part of the Tampa Bay Times family during three stints over some 30…
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