Jonah Goldberg joins CNN
Jonah Goldberg, a longtime conservative political journalist and cable news pundit, is joining CNN, the network confirmed on Monday.
Goldberg has been hired by CNN to serve as a political commentator and will be based in Washington, D.C. Goldberg is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of conservative online political commentary website The Dispatch and has authored three New York Times best-selling books.
Goldberg and fellow conservative scribe Stephen Hayes late last year announced they were leaving Fox News, where they had both been contributors for years, saying they had grown increasingly uncomfortable with the tone and content of much of Fox News’s opinion content and arguing the publication of prime-time host Tucker Carlson‘s documentary series examining the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol was a breaking point.
“Indeed, the news side of Fox routinely does what it is supposed to do: It reports the truth,” the pair wrote in a blog post about their decision. “But the voices of the responsible are being drowned out by the irresponsible.”
Fox News said at the time of Goldberg’s and Hayes’s departure that the network did not plan to renew their contracts as contributors.
NBC announced late last month that it had hired Hayes to be a contributor and political analyst, and he is slated to be a key contributor to the network’s special political and election coverage, including on streaming platforms.
CNN did not provide additional details about Goldberg’s role.
The network dominated media headlines last week following the news of CNN President Jeff Zucker’s resignation, which came along with revelations of a romantic relationship with another senior executive that he did not disclose to the company.
Goldberg’s first day at CNN will be March 1.
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