Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich holds a packed campaign town hall meeting in the ballroom at a Crowne Plaza hotel April 19, 2016 in Annapolis, MD. Kasich landed a gig with CNN as a commentator just hours after leaving office.
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Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich lands job at CNN

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On Tuesday, CNN announced that he would be “the newest addition to the network’s stable of commentators.”

His first appearance will be on CNN tonight on Cuomo Prime Time. 

In the midst of Gov. Mike DeWine’s inaugural address on Monday, United Talent Agency announced it will represent Kasich for speeches, news and broadcast appearances and more.

California-based UTA represents other high profile media figures and politicos, including CNN’s Jim Acosta, former assistant U.S. attorney Preet Bharara, CBS News’ Nora O’Donnell and rapper Pitbull.

“It is an incredible honor to represent one of the nation’s most unifying and inspirational political voices,” said UTA Co-president Jay Sures in a written statement. “We’re thrilled to work with Gov. Kasich as he looks to the future by brining his unique experience, wisdom and perspective to an even wider array of audiences.”

The company issued a press release for 12:30 p.m. Monday — the same time DeWine was expected to holding his ceremonial swearing in.

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Kasich, who lives in Westerville, Ohio, spent 18 years in Congress, eight years as governor and twice ran for president and he has written four books.

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