Former Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo Joins Fox News As Contributor
The announcement was made Thursday by the media outlet’s CEO Suzanne Scott, who said that Pompeo will be with Fox News Media as a contributor.
“Mike Pompeo is one of America’s most recognized and respected voices on foreign policy and national security issues,” Scott said.
“I look forward to his contributions across our range of platforms to share his distinct perspective with our millions of viewers.”
Pompeo — who served under President Donald Trump initially as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from 2017 to 2018 and eventually as the 70th US Secretary of State from 2018 to 2021 — is expected to offer analysis across all Fox News Media platforms.
Former SecState Mike Pompeo is now officially a Fox News contributor pic.twitter.com/cK3qTeOUWq
— John Kruzel (@johnkruzel) April 8, 2021
Scott noted that this would include commentary on Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network. His first on-air debut is set Friday on “Fox & Friends.”
“As a now former diplomat and member of Congress, and in this new role at Fox News Media, I intend to give viewers a candid, no-nonsense look at geopolitics, international relations and the America First policies that helped chart the course for unprecedented American prosperity and security,” Pompeo said in a statement which came with the announcement of his new post.
Pompeo was among the closest allies of former President Trump in the White House. He was instrumental in the historic meeting between the former Republican chief executive and North Korea leader Kim Jong Un and his work in the former administration also helped in the US’ successes in taking down top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani as well as the normalization of relations between Israel and several Arab nations few months before the end of Trump’s term.
Prior to joining the administration, however, Pompeo was elected to four terms in Kansas’ 4th Congressional District in the House of Representatives from 2011.
Larry Kudlow, Kayleigh McEnany, now Mike Pompeo — Fox News is a job program for ex-Trump officials https://t.co/Gv8I5jvuzU
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 8, 2021
Observers noted that Pompeo’s exposure in Fox News could help him further connect with the mostly-conservative audience of the cable news channel as he’s considered by many as one of the GOP’s potential presidential candidates in 2024.
Meanwhile, aside from Pompeo Fox News has also made earlier hires from the Trump administration including former press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, the former president’s daughter-in-law Lara Trump as well as Larry Kudlow, Trump’s former top economic adviser.
Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany joins Fox News family https://t.co/Y5U5DvlGj1
— Fox News (@FoxNews) March 2, 2021
If Pompeo does run for office, however, the network would likely terminate his contributor set-up as with the arrangement with former Trump press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders after she announced that she was running for Arkansas governor.