Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany joins Fox News
White Housepress secretary Kayleigh McEnanywill join Fox Newsas an on-air commentator.
- McEnany gave her first public interview on Tuesday since leaving the White House.
- She previously worked at Fox
Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany will join Fox News, the network announced Tuesday.
Fox News host Harris Faulkner shared the news with viewers during her show and welcomed McEnany to the team.
"It is my distinct pleasure today to welcome Kayleigh McEnany to the Fox family," Faulkner said. "We will be seeing much more of her in the future."
A Fox News spokesperson told Insider that McEnany will serve as an on-air commentator.
McEnany's first public interview since leaving the White House aired on Fox News on Tuesday. The former press secretary discussed the Capitol riot on January 6 and said that she was in "disbelief" over the scene.
"We had been to hundreds of rallies - I've probably been to hundreds at this point, certainly many dozens - and they were nothing but peaceful events, and we expected that day to be the same," McEnany said. "And then as those events transpired, it was disbelief, shock, somber, sad, horrified by the violence, and it was a very hard, difficult day in the White House, there is no doubt."
McEnany held her last press conference at the Trump administration the day after the deadly insurrection. She delivered a two-minute statement denouncing the violence "in the strongest possible terms" and then walked out of the White House briefing room without taking any questions from reporters. McEnany packed up her bags and left the White House on January 15, five days before former President Donald Trump's term ended. She'd served in her role since April 2020.
McEnany is not new to the media world. Early in her career, she was a production assistant at Fox News and later became a commentator for CNN.
In 2017, McEnany served as the national spokesperson for the Republican National Committee. She then worked on Trump's campaign as a national press secretary before joining his administration.
McEnany frequently blurred the lines between her government job and as a personal advisor to Trump. She made several appearances on Fox News and at campaign rallies on behalf of the former president during her last months as press secretary.
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