Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Sinclair Hires Former Trump Spox As Pundit

Boris Epshteyn
Sinclair Broadcast Group has announced the hiring of former Donald Trump campaign spokesman Boris Epshteyn  as chief political analyst who will provide commentary and insight on major political stories to Sinclair’s 173 TV stations.

“Over a year ago, we made a commitment to provide additional political content that goes beyond the podium to provide a true point of difference with additional context,” said Scott Livingston, Sinclair VP of news.

“We understand the frustration with government and traditional institutions. Mr. Epshteyn brings a unique perspective to the political conversation and will play a pivotal role in our mission to dissect the stories in the headlines and to better inform and empower our viewers.”

According to TV NewsCheck, Epshteyn most recently was special assistant to the president and assistant communications director for surrogate operations for the Executive Office of President Trump. Epshteyn managed the surrogate operation of the White House and Administration as well as appeared as an on-air spokesman for the Administration.

“I am honored and grateful to be joining the distinguished and extremely talented team at Sinclair Broadcast Group,” said Epshteyn. “I greatly admire Sinclair's mission to provide thoughtful impactful reporting throughout the country. I look forward to contributing my voice to the ongoing dialogue with the American people.”

Prior to joining The White House, Epshteyn was communications director for the 58th Presidential Inaugural Committee. He was a surrogate and senior adviser to the Trump Campaign, where he managed messaging. He is also an investment banker and a licensed attorney with background in international law, finance and securities.

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