Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee will return to Fox News Channel as a contributor.
Huckabee, who is also a former Republican candidate for president, will visit Fox daytime and prime time programming to serve as a political analyst. He will also contribute election coverage.
This is not the first time Huckabee has worked for Fox News Channel. For more than 6 years, he hosted his own show, Huckabee, which aired on Saturday evenings. Citing a possible second run for president, Huckabee ended the show in January 2015.
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At the end of his final broadcast, Huckabee addressed his live audience and said, “It has been the ride of a lifetime, and I have never had so much fun in my life. The continued chatter has put Fox News into a position that just isn’t fair to them … The honorable thing to do at this point is to end my tenure here at Fox. … I agree with Fox that this is the right thing and now is the right time.”
A few months after leaving Fox, Huckabee announced his intentions to enter the race for president of the United States. He made his decision to drop out of the race in February 2016.
Some have criticized Huckabee for his positive comments regard Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Huckabee’s daughter, Sarah Huckaee, is also the senior adviser for the Trump campaign.
Aside from hosting his own television show and serving as governor of Arkansas from 1996 until 2007, Huckabee is also the best-selling author of his book, “God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy” and was previously a Baptist minister.
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