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Former Governor Finds New Role at CNN

Not long after new Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s inaugural, former Gov. John Kasich is announcing a new gig. 

Kasich has signed with CNN to be a political commentator for various shows. The news came hours after he announced that he had signed a deal with a Los Angeles-based talent agency and on the same day that Mike DeWine took office as Ohio's new governor. 

Kasich has been vague about his plans after leaving the governor’s office. But he’s a known quantity for the network since he has been interviewed on air many times about President Trump’s policies.

Kasich has been a prominent critic of Trump since July 2015 when both were running for the Republican presidential nomination. Before becoming governor, Kasich was the host of a FOX News weekend show called “Heartland.”

Kasich’s first appearance as an official commentator will be on “Cuomo Prime Time" Tuesday night.

Jo Ingles is a professional journalist who covers politics and Ohio government for the Ohio Public Radio and Television for the Ohio Public Radio and Television Statehouse News Bureau. She reports on issues of importance to Ohioans including education, legislation, politics, and life and death issues such as capital punishment. Jo started her career in Louisville, Kentucky in the mid 80’s when she helped produce a televised presidential debate for ABC News, worked for a creative services company and served as a general assignment report for a commercial radio station. In 1989, she returned back to her native Ohio to work at the WOSU Stations in Columbus where she began a long resume in public radio.