New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is apparently leaving the realm of politics in an attempt to obtain a job as a sports commentator on New York’s WFAN 660-AM radio station.
Christie is apparently set to co-host the afternoon time on WFAN for two days with Evan Roberts, the current host of the show. The Record (N.J.) reported on Friday that a spokesperson for WFAN announced Christie’s time on the show next week will be an audition for the governor who is seeking a job in sports radio.
Christie has made several appearances on WFAN show “Boomer and Carton.” Furthermore, Mark Chernoff, WFAN program director, announced to The Record in February that he would look at Christie for the position.
“The governor enjoys the opportunity to talk about sports on WFAN and is happy to have the chance to do that with Evan Roberts for eight hours next week over two shows,” Murray stated. “Despite those eight hours, as always, he will be on the job as governor. As for the governor’s future, he appreciates the interest and concern about his next employment from his friends in the media, but he is not concerned at all about it.”
Christie was once quite popular amongst Republicans, but his reputation as governor has worsened recently. In fact, Quinnipiac University conducted a poll in June which found that Christie had an approval rating of 15 percent, making him one of the most unpopular governors in U.S. history.
To add fuel to the fire, this past 4th of July, Christie was photographed relaxing on a New Jersey beach that was closed to the public due to a budget dispute.
“What a great bit of journalism by the Star-Ledger [newspaper]. It’s an incredible scandal, as you know, because they actually caught a politician being where he said he was going to be with the people he said he was going to be with. … they actually caught a politician keeping his word, being where he said he was going to be and, oh my God, what a scandal. He actually was with his wife and his children, and they caught him,” Christie said to WTXF-TV’s “Good Day Philadelphia.”
First reported by The Blaze.