Sarah Palin could be on air on a regular basis again–but not on Fox News, if the rumors proved to be true. Speculation is that the former Alaskan governor and Republican vice presidential candidate will join One America News Network (OANN).
The rumors are streaming in from multiple sources, leading some in the media industry to believe they are probably true. However, no one at OANN will talk about the scenario, much less confirm or deny it.
Part of the speculation stems from Palin and Fox News parting ways on June 1. She was a contributor on the network and worked for Fox since 2010. This wasn’t Palin’s first failed contract negotiations with Fox. She and Fox News were in a contract stalemate in 2013 and parted ways then too when the network didn’t renew Palin’s contract. She returned as a contributor five months later.
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A statement released to Politico said Palin would still show up on Fox’s channels as a guest. That happened with Palin appearing on Greta Van Susteren’s show on Aug. 18 to talk about presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign.
One America News Network, established in 2004, has its main production studios in California and in Washington, D.C. It is owned by Herring Networks Inc. and promotes itself as a family-owned and operated, independent media company. The cable company focuses on national news and recently revealed plans to grow as a premier news network with a conservative bent. The goal, according to a National Journal profile of the network, is to be as successful as Fox, but as a “credible source of news.” Hiring Palin would spur media talk about the network, according to media experts.