Fox News Channel has signed soon-to-be former Rep. Jason Chaffetz to be a contributor, offering political analysis for the leading cable news provider, as well as for its sister channel the Fox Business Network. The Utah Republican’s new gig begins on Saturday.
“Mr. Chaffetz represented Utah’s third Congressional district beginning in November, 2008 until his recent resignation, which will end on June 30. During his time as congressman, he served as the Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, was a member of the House Judiciary Committee. He also served on the Homeland Security Committee,” Fox News noted in a statement on Wednesday.
“Additionally, Mr. Chaffetz had an integral role in many government investigations, including the Fast and Furious gun-running scandal, the Benghazi terrorist attack, the IRS targeting scandal and the Secret Service investigation. Prior to running for Congress in 2008, Mr. Chaffetz worked as campaign manager and chief of staff to former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman Jr.,” the network said.
There has been talk that Mr. Chaffetz is interested in running for Utah governor in 2020; he has also mentioned he plans to write books. Before his political career, Mr. Chaffetz worked in corporate communications.