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Kasich To Become CNN Commentator

Jan 16, 2019

Credit Ohio Public Radio

Not long after Ohio Governor Mike DeWine's inaugural this week, former Governor John Kasich announced a new gig. 

Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.

Kasich has signed with CNN to be a political commentator for various shows – just hours after announcing, on the same day as DeWine’s inauguration ceremony, that he had signed with an LA-based talent agency. He’s been vague about his plans after leaving the governor’s office. But he’s a known quantity for the network since he has been interviewed by on air many times about President Trump’s policies. Kasich has been a prominent critic of Trump since July 2015 when both were running for the Republican presidential nomination. Before becoming governor, Kasich was the host of a FOX News weekend show called “Heartland.” Kasich’s first appearance as an official commentator was on “Cuomo Prime Time last night.