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Fox News' Kimberly Guilfoyle said she's in talks to replace Sean Spicer

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Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle said in an interview Monday night that she is in talks with the Trump administration about securing a job as White House press secretary or taking another role. 

“I’m a patriot, and it would be an honor to serve the country,” Guilfoyle said in an interview with the Bay Area News Group. “I think it’d be a fascinating job. It’s a challenging job, and you need someone really determined and focused, a great communicator in there with deep knowledge to be able to handle that position.”

Who is Kimberly Guilfoyle?

Guilfoyle, 48, a co-host of round-table talkshow, "The Five," is a former San Francisco and Los Angeles prosecutor.  For four years she was married to former San Francisco mayor and California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom.  She later married for a second time to  Eric Villency, the CEO of Villency Design Group.


She was reportedly once considered for job  during the presidential transition, but Sean Spicer got the job.

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White House press secretary Sean Spicer walks from the West Wing of White House, in Washington, Tuesday, May 9, 2017, to speak to reporters. President Donald Trump abruptly fired FBI Director Comey on May 9, 2017, ousting the nation's top law enforcement official in the midst of an investigation into whether Trump's campaign had ties to Russia's election meddling. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

What about timing?

This comes amid reports that President Donald Trump could revamp his communications team.

   


Sean Spicer out?

The Trump administration has pushed back at reports that Sean Spicer may be replaced.  Yet his tenure has been marked by a series of high-profile gaffes and poorly execution administration shifts. "Saturday Night Live," has had a field day parodying Spicer he was reportedly kept in the dark ahead of Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey last week.  


“Sean Spicer is a very nice man and a patriot; he’s dedicated himself to this public service,” Guilfoyle told the news group. “Very tough position he’s in I wish him the best, and I know he puts a lot of effort into it.”

One of Kimberly Guilfoyle’s colleagues on "The Five,"--Dana Perino--was the White House press secretary under President George W. Bush.  In April, Heather Nauert, a former reporter on the Fox News morning show "Fox & Friends," was named the top spokesperson for the State Department.

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