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It looks like Rep. Jason Chaffetz won’t be joining Fox News anytime soon (he’s got some oversight to take care of), and it also looks like Kimberly Guilfoyle won’t be leaving Fox News anytime soon.
The former first lady of San Francisco spoke to the San Jose Mercury News for a larger profile that published today. But her remarks about a potential role as White House Press Secretary were published early, which set off some alarm bells in the world of TV-meets-politics. As a result, Fox News flacks poured some cold water on the whole thing:
Politico’s Hadas Gold reports:
Despite her telling a California newspaper that she has discussed taking a job with the administration, Fox News says host Kimberly Guilfoyle is under a “long term” contract and won’t be going anywhere.
“Kimberly is a valued member of the FOX News primetime lineup, and is under a long-term contract with the network,” a network spokesperson said in a statement.
Through a spokesperson, Guilfoyle said on Tuesday: “As I stated in the interview, I really love what I do and my job co-hosting The Five is tough to beat.”