Christie: I'm not seeking a sports radio hosting gig

Christie: I'm not seeking a sports radio hosting gig
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) says he is "considering all different kinds of options" after his term ends in January, but a job as a New York sports talk radio host isn't one of them.

The outspoken Republican joined WFAN's morning show by phone on Thursday, one day after the Bergen Record newspaper reported the station's program director said he would consider Christie among "plenty of candidates" to replace legendary afternoon host Mike Francesca.

The 62-year-old Francesa plans to depart WFAN after 30 years with the station in December.

"So, what will it be, national security advisor in the White House or afternoon host on WFAN?" asked co-host Boomer Esiason, a former NFL quarterback and CBS NFL analyst.


“I’ll tell you something, Boomer, it’s a very tough choice," replied Christie. "But I’m going to keep my powder dry and see what the best offer is. I know that’s what you would do.“

“When my term concludes, at the end of 2017, I will be considering all different kinds of options about what to do next with my career," Christie continued.

"I feel like a bit of a baseball player. I’ll be a free agent for the first time in 16 years. So, we’ll see what happens."

Christie also addressed a report in the New York Post that said he had accepted a job in the Trump White House.

“The New York Post report was blatantly false,” he said. “I have accepted no job at the White House. No, I am the governor of New Jersey.”

Christie was one of 17 Republican candidates who sought his party's nomination in 2016. Upon dropping out of the race after the New Hampshire primary, he quickly backed Trump.