By Stephen Battaglio
Los Angeles Times
WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) Will Kimberly Guilfoyle leave Fox news for the White House? Despite rumors,a Fox News representative said in a statement this week “Kimberly is a valued member of the Fox News prime-time lineup, and is under a long-term contract with the network.”
Los Angeles Times
Fox News tamped down speculation that its prime-time personality Kimberly Guilfoyle is in talks with the Trump White House about joining its communications team.
Guilfoyle, who is a co-host on Fox News Channel’s “The Five,” told the San Jose Mercury News she has had conversations with the administration about joining the White House’s communications team.
But late Tuesday, Fox News issued a statement that indicated a move to Washington is not imminent.
“Kimberly is a valued member of the Fox News prime-time lineup, and is under a long-term contract with the network,” a Fox News representative said in a statement.
Through a spokesperson, Kimberly Guilfoyle said, “As I stated in the interview, I really love what I do and my job co-hosting ‘The Five’ is tough to beat.”
The surfacing of her name comes after numerous reports that President Trump is unhappy with the performance of White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer and is looking to make a change.
“I’m a patriot, and it would be an honor to serve the country,” Guilfoyle told the Mercury News when asked about her interest in the position. “I think it’d be a fascinating job. It’s a challenging job, and you need someone really determined and focused, a great communicator in there with deep knowledge to be able to handle that position.”
Fox News typically requires its commentators to leave the air once they are in negotiations to join an active political campaign or take a government position. But Guilfoyle will be on the Tuesday edition of “The Five.”