Sean Spicer is meeting with network news divisions for a possible post-Trump job
So, obviously, now that he’s no longer press secretary, he’s “taking meetings” with networks and cable news outlets. Plus, he might go on Dancing with the Stars too, I guess.
While Reince Priebus became the latest head to roll at the White House, former press secretary Sean Spicer has been taking meetings with all the major TV and news networks. Spicey met with David Rhodes at CBS this past week, and sat down with a “whole slew” of people at NBC, including President of NBC News Noah Oppenheim. We’re told he also met with Fox News about a role on the network, as well as ABC News chiefs, where we reported he was offered the “yuuge” chance to compete on “Dancing With the Stars.”
A TV insider said, “Spicer has met with everyone except CNN — for obvious reasons. Everybody wants to get the first interview with him, he’s a huge booking right now — but Sean’s got his own agenda and he’s first looking for a big TV job.”
We’re also told that Spicer is also being courted by top Hollywood agencies CAA, WME and UTA, and has already met with a series of agents about TV appearances, a possible book deal and lucrative speaking appearances. Plus, Spicer was interviewed by author and MSNBC senior political analyst Mark Halperin Wednesday at the restaurant Marta on East 29th Street in Manhattan. A source tells us: “They took the private dining room to be out of sight and were served by a manager to keep things low-key. Halperin is doing a book on the first 45 days of the administration.”
Another source adds that Spicer and Halperin “go back a long way,” and that the former press secretary also sought career and book-publishing advice from the seasoned reporter and editor. Halperin co-authored “Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime,” which was made into the acclaimed HBO movie. Spicer — who this past week told White House reporters that nothing was confirmed and, of the meetings, “This is the phase where you just say ‘hi’ to everybody” — declined to comment further.
[From Page Six]