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Sarah Huckabee Sanders to join Fox News. Here’s when she debuts

Sanders isn’t the first press secretary to head to TV news after leaving the White House.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Friday, April 13, 2018. Sanders was asked about Syria, former FBI Director James Comey, and other topics. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) Susan Walsh

SALT LAKE CITY — Sarah Huckabee Sanders will join Fox News as a contributor in what is her first job after serving as White House press secretary.

Sanders will provide political commentary on channels such as Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, Fox News Digital and Fox Nation, the network’s streaming service.

“Fox News has been the number one news organization in the country for 17 years running and I am beyond proud to join their incredible stable of on-air contributors in providing political insights and analysis,” Sanders said in a statement.

Sanders will debut on “Fox & Friends” on Sept. 6 in front of a live audience, according to Fox News.

Sanders isn’t the first press secretary to head to TV news after leaving the White House. Both Jay Carney and Robert Gibbs — who served under President Barack Obama — went to work at CNN and NBC News, respectively, once they left the White House, according to Variety.

“And yet, Sanders, daughter of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, left the office with a more mixed track record than her predecessors. She held fewer and fewer briefings for White House press as President Trump’s tenure extended and often deferred questions to the president rather than providing facts that might contradict his statements,” according to Variety.

Reports suggested that Sanders was “extremely serious” about running for governor of Arkansas, according to Politico. Back in June, she and her team reportedly made calls to donors and Republican lobbyists to see about a potential run. However, Sanders’ allies told Politico that she would make those calls regardless of if she planned to run for governor or not.

President Donald Trump previously encouraged her to run for governor, too.

“It has been the nonstop political conversation since it hit, and will probably be so now going forward,” Bill Vickery, an Arkansas political consultant, told Politico.

He added, “That indicates what sort of big-time player she is in terms of the political landscape if indeed she follows through.”