FOX News signs Congressman Jason Chaffetz as contributor

Jason Chaffetz, the Republican Congressman from Utah, will join Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network as a contributor, the networks announced Wednesday.

Chaffetz is slated to step down as a lawmaker on June 30th. His new role is expected to commence on July 1.

Chaffetz has represented Utah's Third Congressional District since November, 2008, and recently announced he intended to step down from his role. He has served as the Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and was a member of the House Judiciary Committee. He has also served on the Homeland Security Committee. He has drawn attention for his roles in several government investigations, including into the operations of the Secret Service, and the attack at Benghazi. He had worked as a campaign manager and chief of staff to former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman Jr.

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UNITED STATES - APRIL 25: House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, speaks during a press conference after a classified meeting of the committee in which they reviewed documents related to former national security adviser Michael Flynn in the Capitol on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 16: U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) talks before the start of a House Judiciary Committee hearing on March 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. Judges from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals testified before the committee about the restructuring of that court. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 28: Reps. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, center, and Luke Messer, R-Ind., lower left, are seen with other GOP members in the House Chamber before President Donald Trump addressed a joint session of Congress in the Capitol, February 28, 2017. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 25: House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R) (R-UT) and ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings (L) (D-MD) speak to reporters about U.S. President Donald Trump's former National Security Advisor Gen. Michael Flynn April 25, 2017 in Washington, DC. Chaffetz and Cummings said they have seen no evidence that Flynn complied with U.S. law for receiving permission for foreign payments from Russia or for reporting those payments. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 13: Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) is seen during a business meeting at the Rayburn House Office Building on Monday February 13, 2017 in Washington, DC. The 'Death with Dignity Act' was discussed in the meeting. (Photo by Matt McClain/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 24: Ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., left, and chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, at the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee meeting to organize for the 115th Congress on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Representative Jason Chaffetz, a Republican from Utah and chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, holds Mylan NV EpiPen medication while making an opening statement during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. Lawmakers are questioning Mylan's chief executive officer about how the company raised the price of the life-saving injection to $600 for a two-pack, from $57 a shot when it took over sales of the product in 2007. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 07: Committee chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) waits for the beginning of a hearing before House Oversight and Government Reform Committee July 7, 2016 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The committee held a hearing 'Oversight of the State Department,' focusing on the FBI's recommendation not to prosecute Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for maintaining a private email server during her time as Secretary of State. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 07: Committee chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) (R) talks to ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) (L) prior to a hearing before House Oversight and Government Reform Committee July 7, 2016 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The committee held a hearing 'Oversight of the State Department,' focusing on the FBI's recommendation not to prosecute Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for maintaining a private email server during her time as Secretary of State. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 24: Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), testifies during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, May 24, 2016 in Washington, DC. The committee was examining the allegations of misconduct against IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Representative Jason Chaffetz, a Republican from Utah and chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, arrives to a House Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. The hearing is part of some Republican lawmakers' push to impeach International Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen for allegedly failing to cooperate with an investigation after the IRS reportedly targeted conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg
Representative Jason Chaffetz, a Republican from Utah and chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, questions Gina McCarthy, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), not pictured, during a committee hearing on the Flint, Michigan, water crisis, in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, March 17, 2016. in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, March 17, 2016. Photographer: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg via Getty Images
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 17: L to R, committee chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) speaks with Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing titled 'White House Narratives on the Iran Nuclear Deal,' on Capitol Hill, May 17, 2016, in Washington, DC. Ben Rhodes, White House Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communication, has been under fire for comments he made concerning the nuclear deal with Iran in a recent New York Times Magazine profile. Committee chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) requested Rhodes to be on the panel at the hearing, but White House counsel W. Neil Eggleston wrote in a letter to Rep. Chaffetz that Rhodes' appearance 'raises significant constitutional concerns rooted in the separation of powers.' (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV - FEBRUARY 21: U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) (L) and his wife Julie Chaffetz attend a rally for Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) at the Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel on February 21, 2016 in North Las Vegas, Nevada. Rubio is campaigning in Nevada for the Republican presidential nomination ahead of the state's Feb. 23 Republican caucuses. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Before his political career, Mr. Chaffetz specialized in corporate communications and operated his own communications firm, Maxtera Utah Inc. He attended Brigham Young University, where he was a starting placekicker on the football team and later graduated with a B.A. in communications.

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