Kayleigh McEnany Joins Fox News


Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany will officially join Fox News, the network announced Tuesday.

The news, which was announced by Fox News host Harris Faulkner, comes after weeks during which the network had been wrong about McEnany’s role on the network. It was not immediately clear what his role in the company will be.

“It is my great pleasure to welcome Kayleigh McEnany to the Fox family,” Faulkner said. “We will see her much more.”

A Fox News spokesperson declined to comment beyond Faulkner’s remarks.

McEnany, a former CNN contributor, was a spokesperson for Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign and assumed the role of White House press secretary last spring. She told reporters when she took the job: “I will never lie to you.”

That promise quickly came under fire, as McEnany routinely defended and promoted misleading statements made by then-President Donald Trump. McEnany proved to be one of Trump’s most ardent defenders during the election, and Fox News at one point pulled away from a press conference it held in early November promoting false claims of voting irregularities.

McEnany is the latest person to walk through the revolving door between Fox News and the Trump White House: Sarah Sanders, another former press secretary, joined Fox News before running for governor of Arkansas. Larry Kudlow, Trump’s former chief financial officer, recently joined Fox Business Network, where he hosts his own show. Hope Hicks, Trump’s longtime communications director, also joined Fox News’ parent company Fox Corp. in 2018 to serve as executive vice president and chief communications officer. He later returned to the Trump White House.

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