COLUMBUS – Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich has joined CNN as a contributor.
Kasich will appear as a guest on multiple CNN programs, Axios first reported. His first appearance will be on “Cuomo Prime Time” on Tuesday night.
The news comes one day after the former Ohio governor signed with United Talent Agency, which represents a slew of CNN reporters, as well as entertainer Pitbull.
Kasich has repeatedly talked about continuing to have a voice in national politics after leaving the governorship. He had talked with executives from CNN and MSNBC last fall about his post-governor plans.
As a former presidential candidate, Kasich has appeared on numerous national television shows, often criticizing President Donald Trump’s approach on immigration, trade or his overall tone. He has appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press” 17 times since May 2015, including three times in one month.
The CNN appearances will give Kasich a national platform to promote his brand of Republicanism as he considers a third presidential bid.
Trump’s campaign manager Brad Parscale called Kasich an “original swamp creature” added to CNN’s “collection of nobodies.”
The former Ohio governor has experience in television. Kasich had his own show, “Heartland with John Kasich,” on Fox News between 2001 and 2007.
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