Former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer is joining Fox News as a contributor, it was announced on Monday.
Should be fun and I look forward to it! https://t.co/WhM1pJWvuS— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) July 10, 2017
Fleischer served as President George W. Bush's press secretary for about two and a half years--from January 2001 until July 2003. Fellow former Bush Press Secretary Dana Perino is also employed at Fox News.
Fleischer will appear on Fox News Channel as well as Fox Business Network.
“Ari’s decades of experience in political communication and immense knowledge of the White House and its interactions with the press will add valuable insight to our programming," said Jay Wallace, president of news, in a statement.
“I very much look forward to joining FOX and to sharing my perspective on national, political and governmental events. When it comes to coverage and analysis of Washington, FOX has a powerful and important voice and I’m proud to join them,” Fleischer said in a statement.
Fleischer, 56, "will offer strategic communications and political analysis across FNC and FOX Business Network’s (FBN) daytime and primetime programming," according to the announcement. (The Hill)
Fleischer has previously worked as a CNN contributor. After leaving the Bush White House, he returned to the private sector working in public relations. He published a memoir in 2005 about his time as press secretary.