Former South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy has a new gig.
Gowdy’s going to now be a member of the media.
Trey Gowdy just took a new job at Fox News that no one expected.
Trey Gowdy retired from Congress in 2018.
Gowdy tried to sign on to work on Donald Trump’s first impeachment legal defense team, but ethics waivers for ex-members of Congress prevented that.
After that fell through, Gowdy agreed to work for Fox News as an on-air contributor.
Gowdy usually appeared in guest spots on the “The Story,” “Special Report,” and “Hannity.”
When Fox introduced a new 7 P.M. “Fox News Primetime” show, Gowdy was one of several guest hosts that auditioned for the full-time job.
Gowdy scored good ratings and Fox News rewarded Gowdy with a promotion.
Now Gowdy will host a weekly 7 P.M. show on Sunday where Gowdy will discuss legal matters and politics.
As a former federal prosecutor and four-term Congressman, these subject matters are right in Gowdy’s wheelhouse.
A Fox News statement read:
On Sunday evenings, former South Carolina Congressman and FNC contributor Trey Gowdy will headline a new live program at 7 PM/ET starting on June 6th. Gowdy will utilize his signature mixture of wisdom, humor, historical references and insightful analysis to offer the audience a new outlook on the latest issues facing the country. Capitalizing on his experiences as a former prosecutor and Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Gowdy will break down the latest legal and political news from across the nation and offer his seasoned perspective while providing viewers with the tools to draw their own conclusions. The program will also feature timely, solution-oriented interviews with decision makers and Washington insiders, with bipartisanship as a pillar of dialogue. He will also spotlight original stories of triumph and success from across the country and highlight why Americans should be optimistic about the future. Gowdy joined FNC as a contributor in January 2019 and hosts The Trey Gowdy Podcast on FOX News Audio.
Fox News has made a number of changes to the network lineup since January.
In January, Fox News tumbled to last place in the cable news ratings wars as a chunk of viewers thought Fox abandoned Donald Trump.
In response, Fox created the nightly 7 P.M. “Fox News Primetime” opinion show which replaced Martha MacCallum’s newscast.
Fox also gave pro-Trump host Greg Gutfeld a nightly show at 11 P.M. and bumped Shannon Bream’s newscast back to midnight.
Viewers rewarded these moves as Fox’s ratings stabilized and MSNBC and CNN’s plummeted after Donald Trump left office.
Fox News is not taking any chances so network executives gave Trey Gowdy a weekend primetime show to make sure Fox continues to consolidate its gains as it remains the number one most-watched cable news channel.
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