Ari Fleischer has left his contributor role at CNN, a network spokesman has told TheWrap.
“Ari is no longer a contributor with CNN,” the spokeswoman said.
Were Fleischer to join Fox News, he’d be a natural fit in Fox News’ stable of contributors — and the latest in several poaches from other networks. George Will recently moved there from ABC last Tuesday, and Howard Kurtz came over from CNN over the summer. As of now, though, Fox News told TheWrap that Fleischer on the network simply as a guest.
Fleischer joined CNN in September 2011; the network said then that he’d be part of its expanded roster of political contributors in the wake of the 2012 presidential election.
He served as a press secretary under Bush from 2001 to 2003 and founded a communications company that specializes in sports teams. He did not immediately respond to requests for comment.