Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany has landed a position as co-host on Fox News’ daytime show “Outnumbered,” a press release detailed Tuesday.
It was just earlier this month that Fox News anchor and co-host Harris Faulkner announced on-air McEnany’s addition to the network as a contributor.
“It is my distinct pleasure to welcome Kayleigh McEnany to the Fox family,” Faulkner said at the time, according to NBC. “We will be seeing much more of her.”
Her new position as co-host will start Tuesday, April 6.
“Kayleigh’s unique background in politics and law coupled with her experiences confronting women’s health challenges and life as a new mom will add robust insight to Outnumbered — we are delighted to welcome her back to FOX News where she began her media career,” said Suzanne Scott, CEO of FOX News Media.
McEnany said she was thrilled for the opportunity, posting about her new position on social media.
“I am thrilled to join the incredible women of Outnumbered and look forward to working alongside the talented Harris Faulkner and Emily Compagno as we discuss the top issues impacting the country,” the former press secretary said, according to the release.
Faulkner and Compagno are joined by rotating panelists for the show, including one male guest — hence the “outnumbered” theme.
“Since joining FOX News Media as an on-air commentator earlier this month, McEnany has provided political analysis across all platforms, including appearances on FOX & Friends, America Reports and The Five, among others,” the press release continued. “Previously, she served as the White House Press Secretary, a role she took after working for President Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign as the National Press Secretary.”
During her time serving as press secretary under the Trump administration, McEnany was known for her calm handling of adversarial reporters during daily briefings.
“Before joining the Trump campaign, McEnany held the title of national spokesperson for the Republican National Committee,” the press release detailed. “She got her start in politics as an intern for former Rep. Adam Putnam (R-FL) and later, in the White House Office of Media Affairs during President George W. Bush’s administration.”
“Prior to her role at the White House, McEnany worked as a political analyst for CNN where she provided commentary surrounding the 2016 presidential election across the network’s daytime and primetime programs,” Fox News said. “Before joining CNN as a contributor, she offered political insights across various news networks and programs, including an appearance on ABC’s The View. In addition to her work in television, McEnany served as a contributor to The Hill and wrote a column for Above the Law. She began her career in media as an intern at FOX News, where she later became a production assistant before attending law school and joining CNN in an on-air role.”
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Author : Amanda Prestigiacomo