Kasich signs on as political analyst with CNN

Kasich signs on as political analyst with CNN
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Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) is joining CNN as a political analyst, the network confirmed to The Hill on Tuesday. 

CNN President Jeff Zucker informed his team of the signing Tuesday morning, according to the report.

Kasich joining CNN comes one day after a CNBC report citing unidentified sources close to Kasich said that he had "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."


Kasich's term ended Monday.

Kasich recently signed with United Talent Agency and has extensive experience in the cable news world. From 2001-2007, he hosted "Heartland" on Fox News. He also occasionally filled in for former host Bill O'Reilly on the top-rated "O'Reilly Factor."

The 66-year-old former congressman and House Budget Committee chairman is also mulling his options around a bid for the presidency in 2020. It is not clear if Kasich will challenge President TrumpDonald TrumpRobert Gates says 'extreme polarization' is the greatest threat to US democracy Cassidy says he won't vote for Trump if he runs in 2024 Schiff says holding Bannon in criminal contempt 'a way of getting people's attention' MORE in the GOP primaries or run as an independent if he chooses to enter the fray. 

Kasich has been a frequent critic of Trump and was the last of the remaining 16 candidates to drop out of the 2016 Republican presidential primary before the real estate mogul captured the nomination.

Kasich has often appeared on CNN and MSNBC in the past two years since Trump took office.

Updated at 11:07 a.m.