It’ll be Hillary Clinton’s first interview after becoming the first woman nominated for President by a major American political party — and her first time back on Fox News Sunday since 2011. Host Chris Wallace just announced the interview on-air this morning, saying it took over a year to get. It will be the former Secretary of State’s fourth FNC appearance since she made her latest White House bid official in 2015.
The sitdown will be filmed on Saturday, a person close to the cable newer tells Deadline.
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FNC has long been seen as unfriendly to Democrats and often has criticized HRC hard, especially over the 2012 Benghazi attack and her use of a private email server while leading the State Department. However, while leaving Dems fave MSNBC as well as CNN out in the cold, the move by the Clinton campaign seems to be an effort to snare some GOP eyeballs and maybe even snag a few votes from Donald Trump. The most recent formal interview the press conference-shy candidate has given was last weekend’s stop on 60 Minutes with her newly announced running mate Sen. Tim Kaine.
The Virginia senator is set to speak tonight at the DNC as are VP Joe Biden and President Barack Obama. Having formally won the Democrats’ nomination yesterday, Clinton will speak to the delegates in Philadelphia on Thursdaynight — which FNC will cover as well as CNN, MSNBC, NBC, ABC and CBS.
While FNC easily owned the ratings for last week’s RNC coverage, rising rival CNN has topped the first two nights of the 2016 DNC.