Fox News announced it has hired former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as a contributor, who made his first appearance in the new role on Friday’s “Fox & Friends.”
“Mike Pompeo is one of America’s most recognized and respected voices on foreign policy and national security issues,” FOX News Media CEO said in a statement. “I look forward to his contributions across our range of platforms to share his distinct perspective with our millions of viewers.”
Pompeo noted, “As a now former diplomat and member of Congress, and in this new role at FOX News Media, I intend to give viewers a candid, no-nonsense look at geopolitics, international relations and the America First policies that helped chart the course for unprecedented American prosperity and security.”
The new Fox News contributor served as the 70th Secretary of State under former President Donald Trump from 2018 to 2021.
Pompeo previously served as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and served four terms as a Kansas Congressman. The former Secretary of State also served in the U.S. Army and is a graduate of Harvard Law School.
The Fox News release noted Pompeo will offer analysis across all FOX News Media platforms, including FNC and FOX Business Network’s (FBN) daytime and primetime programming.
Pompeo serves as one of many new contributors to the network. Fox News also recently announced the addition of Lara Trump, daughter-in-law of former President Donald Trump, as a contributor.
Both Pompeo and Lara Trump have been rumored for future political campaigns. Pompeo has been mentioned as a potential 2024 Republican presidential candidate, while Lara Trump has discussed the possibility of running for the U.S. Senate in North Carolina in 2022.
If so, they will not be alone. Fox News contributor and host Mike Huckabee left his Fox News role in 2015 to run as a Republican presidential candidate.