Kasich to Join CNN or MSNBC, Still Open to 2020 Trump Challenge

Former Ohio governor John Kasich looks to making a career move now that his gubernatorial term has ended, adding a career in cable news and/or as president of these United States to his résumé:

“Republican John Kasich, who is thinking about running for president in 2020, is likely to announce as soon as this week that he will join a major cable news network,” per a Monday report in CNBC.

“Kasich has signaled to close advisors and some donors that he is looking to sign with either CNN or MSNBC as he finishes his two-term tenure as Ohio’s governor, according to three people with knowledge of the conversations, including two who have been close to the governor since his 2016 presidential run.”

The one news outlet he won’t consider? Fox News: “[CNBC’s sources] would not say the role Kasich will play at a network, only to say that he’s ruled out joining Fox News Channel. Kasich hosted his own show on Fox News for several years in the 2000s.”

At the same time, according to the Associated Press, “The 66-year-old Kasich is weighing a third run for president in 2020 against Republican Donald Trump, whom he often criticizes. Kasich says he would prefer to run as a Republican but could also run as an independent.”

But as of this moment, only Kasich’s signing with United Talent Agency is a sure thing: “I’m excited to work with UTA to keep my voice active across the world and share my experiences and observations to help improve the lives of others,” said Kasich in a press release.


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