Report: Fox News Host Talking to Trump Team About Possible Commerce Job

Leah Barkoukis
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Posted: Nov 21, 2016 3:00 PM
Report: Fox News Host Talking to Trump Team About Possible Commerce Job

Fox News’ “The Five” co-host Eric Bolling is reportedly talking to the Trump transition team about the possibility of a position in the Department of Commerce, according to Politico’s sources.  

Though nothing has been offered and he declined to comment on the report, telling Politico he “can’t confirm anything,” Bolling was spotted by the press pool at Trump Tower last week.

Bolling has a degree in economics from Rollins College in Florida, and completed a fellowship at Duke University in public policy. He’s a former commodities trader and served five years on the board of directors at the New York Mercantile Exchange. He was part of CNBC before joining Fox News 2008.

Lew Eisenberg, the Republican National Committee finance chair, is considered a frontrunner for the position of Secretary of Commerce. He is expected to meet with Trump on Saturday.

A Fox News spokesperson said they did not have anything further to add. Spokespeople for the president-elect did not respond to requests for comment.

If Bolling was offered an official position with either the administration or transition efforts, his employment with Fox News would come to an end.