Former longtime Fox News personality Eric Bolling is set to join conservative media outlet Newsmax beginning Monday, working first as a guest host on network programming and then as the host of his own show starting in July, according to The Hill.
In confirming the news, Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy said that Bolling is “a consummate media professional who isn’t afraid to ask tough questions, get provocative answers and challenge establishment thinking.”
As Deadline noted, Bolling was a popular host at Fox News up until 2017 when he departed the network amid a sexual harassment controversy in which it was claimed he sent lewd photos to women at the network, though he denied the allegations made against him.
Bolling subsequently moved to Sinclair Broadcasting Group, where he remained until January of this year. At that time, Sinclair announced its decision to cancel Bolling’s Sunday show America This Week with Eric Bolling and said that the host had “decided to pursue other professional opportunities,” according to The Hill.
After that, Bolling teamed up with legendary former NFL quarterback Brett Favre for a podcast series entitled Bolling with Favre, in which the two discussed everything from politics to sports, business to culture as part of LiveXLive’s PodcastOne.
In discussing the new venture, Bolling declared, “Like myself, Newsmax is concerned with the direction that Big Tech and Big Corporate Media have taken journalism and our nation. I’m excited to join an organization that delivers programming you can trust.”
Bolling is also known for the foundation he created following the death of his son, also named Eric, to a fentanyl overdose back in 2017. The Eric Chase Foundation works to provide funding for opioid abuse education as well as “advocacy for new regulations and best practices,” according to its website.
As someone who calls South Carolina home, Bolling recently toyed with the idea of pursuing a primary election challenge of Republican Rep. Nancy Mace, who has made headlines for her harsh criticisms of former President Donald Trump. While he said he had “been absolutely inundated by people here in this district” asking him to run for the congressional seat, Bolling ultimately decided that “it’s too soon after the passing of [his] son to get into politics,” as Politico noted.
Voracious consumers of conservative media will surely be ready and willing to tune in in the coming weeks and see what Bolling has to offer in this latest chapter of his long and impressive career.