Christie says he's no longer seeking sports radio host job

AP News
Posted: Aug 20, 2017 3:51 PM

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says it was him who told a New York sports talk radio he's not considering accepting a job there after his term is up, not the other way around.

The Republican made the announcement Sunday. It came one day after the New York Daily News reported that WFAN told Christie he was no longer being considered as a replacement for longtime afternoon host Mike Francesa.

Christie said WFAN approached him three weeks ago about doing more shows. But he says he soon declined the offer after considering other options for after his term.

A WFAN spokeswoman didn't respond Sunday to a request for comment.

Christie's term is up in January. He's made numerous appearances as the station's fill-in host and had an on-air audition last month.