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Kayleigh McEnany ‘honored’ to be tapped as co-host for Fox News Channel’s ‘Outnumbered’

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Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany has been tapped to co-host Fox News’ midday show “Outnumbered.”

Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott announced Tuesday that as of April 6, McEnany will join “Outnumbered” founding anchor, Harris Faulkner, and current co-host Emily Compagno, along with a series of rotating panelists.

“Kayleigh’s unique background in politics and law coupled with her experiences confronting women’s health challenges and life as a new mom will add robust insight to Outnumbered — we are delighted to welcome her back to FOX News where she began her media career,” Scott said in a statement.

“I am thrilled to join the incredible women of Outnumbered and look forward to working alongside the talented Harris Faulkner and Emily Compagno as we discuss the top issues impacting the country,” McEnany said.

She tweeted: “I am honored to be joining @OutnumberedFNC, @FoxNews as a co-host! I will be alongside founding anchor & talented journalist @HARRISFAULKNER and @EmilyCompagno, a truly great legal mind. I hope you’ll join us on weekdays from 12-1 PM ET!”

McEnany joined Fox News earlier this month as an on-air commentator and has made appearances on “Fox & Friends,” as well as “America Reports” and “The Five,” among other shows.

Citing Nielsen Media Research, the network noted that “Outnumbered,” which airs at 12 p.m. on weekdays, is currently the most watched cable news program in its timeslot.

The show has nearly doubled its viewership since premiering in 2014, according to the release.

“The show ranked among the top 15 programs in total viewers in 2020, notching its highest-rated year ever with 2 million viewers, while also garnering 338,000 in the coveted 25-54 demographic,” Fox News added.

McEnany previously worked as a political analyst at CNN, but began her media career as an intern at Fox News. She would became a production assistant before attending law school.

A Harvard Law School alum, McEnany earned her Juris Doctor in 2016. She holds an international politics degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Affairs and studied politics and international relations at Oxford University.

Here’s a quick sampling of some early responses to the story from Twitter:

Tom Tillison


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