Report: Chaffetz Tells Colleagues He’ll Join Fox News After Congress

Former Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah) / Getty Images

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah) may be the newest member of Fox News Channel after he finishes his time in the House of Representatives.

Chaffetz has reportedly been telling colleagues in Congress that he will be taking on a "substantial role" at the cable news giant, according to the Washingtonian. There are no specifics as to what position he may take at Fox News.

The Utah Republican has already announced that he would not seek reelection in 2018 and that he may step down before his current term expires.

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Fox News has undergone several shake-ups in personnel after multiple accusations against senior staff of sexual harassment, culminating in longtime executive Roger Ailes and primetime host Bill O'Reilly leaving the network.

Chaffetz was first elected in 2008 and since then has become a high-profile figure in Congress. Chaffetz currently serves as the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and was a top critic of the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton. Chaffetz was also one of the leading figures in the probe of the Benghazi terrorist attack.