(UPI) — Rep. Jason Chaffetz has signed a deal to become a contributor on the Fox News Channel, the network announced Wednesday.
The five-term Utah Republican will leave his seat in the House at the end of the month and begin at Fox News on July 1, the news channel said in a news release.
“In this role he will offer political analysis across FNC and FOX Business Network’s daytime and prime-time programming,” the statement said.
Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, announced his resignation from Congress last month.
Chaffetz’s last day in the House is June 30. Utah will elect its 3rd District representative to replace him in November.
Chaffetz will become the latest in a long line of former Republican public servants who have joined the network — including former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former presidential adviser Karl Rove and former press secretary Dana Perino.
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