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Sarah Huckabee Sanders becomes Fox News contributor

Former White House press secretary Sarah HuckabeeSarah SandersAndrew Giuliani planning run for New York governor Trump appears at Sarah Huckabee Sanders campaign event Trump likely to form new super PAC MORE Sanders is joining Fox News as a contributor, the network announced Thursday.

Sanders, who left the Trump administration roughly two months ago, will appear on various Fox platforms to provide political commentary. She will make her first appearance on "Fox & Friends" during its Sept. 6 broadcast.

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Sanders worked on the Trump campaign and later in the White House, where she spent approximately two years as press secretary. In that role, she oversaw the demise of the daily press briefing and had an at-times strained relationship with the press corps. 

While Sanders did not hold regular briefings in the White House, she did appear regularly on Fox News programming to take questions from anchors.

Her credibility took a hit after she admitted to federal investigators that she misled reporters when she claimed during a May 2017 briefing that "countless" FBI agents had told her they supported Trump's decision to fire former Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyThe FBI should turn off the FARA faucet Barr threatened to resign over Trump attempts to fire Wray: report 'Fox News Sunday' to mark 25 years on air MORE.

Sanders has been floated as a future gubernatorial candidate in her native Arkansas, where her father, Mike Huckabee, held the same job for 11 years. Huckabee is also a Fox News contributor and hosted a weekend show on the network.

Trump has been vocally supportive of a Sanders gubernatorial bid, though the former press secretary indicated upon her departure that she hoped to spend more time with her family.

Trump has an affinity for Fox News, and his administration and campaign team have ties to the network.

He previously hired former Fox News executive Bill Shine as communications director. Shine left that post earlier this year and joined an outside group supporting President TrumpDonald TrumpSunday shows preview: House GOP removes Cheney from leadership position; CDC issues new guidance for fully vaccinated Americans Navajo Nation president on Arizona's new voting restrictions: An 'assault' on our rights The Memo: Lawmakers on edge after Greene's spat with Ocasio-Cortez MORE's reelection campaign. 

Hope HicksHope HicksUPDATED: McEnany, Fox News talks on pause Trump selects Hicks, Bondi, Grenell and other allies for positions Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis tests positive for coronavirus MORE worked as Trump's communications director prior to Shine and now works in a similar role for Fox Corporation.

Former Fox News host Kimberly GuilfoyleKimberly GuilfoyleMissouri Republicans move to block Greitens in key Senate race The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - GOP draws line on taxes; nation braces for Chauvin verdict Guilfoyle named as national chair of Greitens' Senate campaign in Missouri MORE is also working with the Trump campaign and is dating Trump's oldest son, Donald Trump Jr.Don TrumpBook claims Trump family members were 'inappropriately' close with Secret Service agents Trump Jr. shares edited video showing father knocking Biden down with golf ball Trump: 'I can't imagine' any Republican would beat me in 2024 primary if I run MORE

The president has often tweeted approvingly of commentary from Fox opinion hosts like Sean HannitySean Patrick HannityMcCarthy dings Biden after meeting: Doesn't have 'energy of Donald Trump' Jenner says she didn't vote in 2020: 'I just couldn't get excited about it' White House says Biden won't 'underestimate Trump' if he runs in 2024 MORE and Lou DobbsLouis (Lou) Carl DobbsFox News says Smartmatic lawsuit should be dismissed Dominion lawyer: We haven't ruled out suing Trump, other media outlets What to know about Dominion's legal fight with Fox News MORE and occasionally calls into Hannity's show or "Fox & Friends" for lengthy conversations.

Trump, however, has in recent weeks grown frustrated with Fox, complaining about polls commissioned by the network that show him losing to former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenWarren calls for US to support ceasefire between Israel and Hamas UN secretary general 'deeply disturbed' by Israeli strike on high rise that housed media outlets Nation's largest nurses union condemns new CDC guidance on masks MORE and other Democratic presidential candidates.

"Fox has changed. And my worst polls have always been from Fox," Trump said Sunday. "There's something going on at Fox, I'll tell you right now. And I'm not happy with it."

Sanders follows in a long line of former press secretaries going from the White House to network and cable news outlets.

Jay Carney, Robert Gibbs and Josh Earnest all worked for President Obama in the role of press secretary. Carney was hired by CNN after leaving the White House, while Gibbs and Earnest went to work for MSNBC.

Dana Perino, who worked for President George W. Bush, was signed by Fox News shortly after her tenure in the White House and currently serves as co-host of "The Five, "The Daily Briefing" and "Dana Perino's Book Club" on Fox Nation.

Ari Fleischer, who also served under Bush from 2001 to 2003, would join CNN as a contributor years later, from 2011 to 2013. He was later signed by Fox News in 2017.

Tony Snow, who served under Bush in 2006 and was a Fox News host prior to coming on at the White House, was signed by CNN following his stint as press secretary in 2007. He died after a bout with colon cancer in 2008 at age 53.

Updated at 11:07 a.m.