Jeff Flake Reportedly in Talks to Work at CBS News

Former Arizona Senator Jeff Flake is in talks with CBS News for a role at the network, as a contributor or “something more,” according to sources who spoke to the Hollywood Reporter.

Flake was seen walking out of the network’s Manhattan headquarters last Friday, days after President Donald Trump joked about him getting a job at CNN.

“Jeff Flake is now selling real estate or whatever he’s doing,” said Trump last week, whom Flake has criticized many times in the past. “He’ll probably go to work for CNN. That’s my prediction.”

The former Republican senator’s pursuit of a role in television has been rumored for a while now, ever since he announced in 2017 that he would not seek re-election and a Daily Beast report in June of last year that he was meeting with CNN and MSNBC about a potential cable news role.

Flake hasn’t said anything about working for CBS, but when he was asked last year, he mentioned a cable television career being “down the road.”

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