In October 2018, it was reported that Ohio governor John Kasich had met with CNN boss Jeff Zucker to discuss a possible gig.
Now, as the former Ohio governor and possible 2020 Republican challenger to President Donald Trump, Kasich has joined CNN as a senior political commentator. He will contribute to all of the network’s platforms, CNN announced.
Kasich signed with a talent agency, UTA, to explore TV opportunities and other deals after leaving the governor’s office. When the agency deal was announced on Monday, UTA said it would “help him navigate the next phase of his public and private life.”
He will make his CNN debut tonight on Cuomo Prime Time.