A longtime confidant of Donald Trump’s family who served as an adviser during the campaign, inauguration and early White House tenure, is joining one of the country’s largest television station groups as its chief political analyst.
Sinclair Broadcast Group, which owns 173 TV stations across America and funds Circa, announced Monday that Boris Epshteyn will provide analysis and insight on major political stories for its television newscasts and news specials.
“Over a year ago, we made a commitment to provide additional political content that goes beyond the podium to provide a true point of difference with additional context,” said Scott Livingston, Vice President of News for Sinclair Broadcast Group.
“We understand the frustration with government and traditional institutions. Mr. Epshteyn brings a unique perspective to the political conversation and will play a pivotal role in our mission to dissect the stories in the headlines and to better inform and empower our viewers.”
Epshteyn served as the communications director for President Trump’s inauguration in January before moving to the White House to serve as Special Assistant to The President, where he helped oversee the operation that sent Trump surrogates onto television and radio across the country.
“I am honored and grateful to be joining the distinguished and extremely talented team at Sinclair Broadcast Group,” he said. “I greatly admire Sinclair's mission to provide thoughtful impactful reporting throughout the country. I look forward to contributing my voice
to the ongoing dialogue with the American people.”
During last year’s election, Epshteyn served as a surrogate and senior adviser to the Trump campaign, where he helped manage messaging. He is also an investment banker and a licensed attorney with expertise in international law, finance and securities.