Exclusive: Gingrich returning to Fox News on Aug. 1
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The Hill has learned that Newt Gingrich will be returning to Fox News as a contributor. 

The network suspended its contributor agreement with the former House Speaker on July 12 to avoid a conflict of interest after he was reported to be on Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpVenezuela judge orders prison time for 6 American oil executives Trump says he'll leave White House if Biden declared winner of Electoral College The Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation MORE's vice presidential shortlist.

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Trump chose Gov. Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceTrump set for precedent-breaking lame-duck period Trump pardons Michael Flynn O'Brien on 2024 talk: 'There's all kinds of speculation out there' MORE (R-Ind.) to be his running mate instead on July 16. 

Since the suspension, Gingrich has appeared on other networks but will go back to being exclusive to Fox News starting on Monday, Aug. 1, according to a source close to the situation. 

The 73-year-old former Republican congressman, who represented Georgia, joined CNN after his presidential bid in 2012 fell short against Mitt Romney. 

He was a political commentator for CNN before jumping to Fox News in October 2015.

The Hill has reached out to Fox News for comment.

— This story was updated at 1:41 p.m.