Newt Gingrich Heads Back to Fox News as Contributor

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The former Speaker of the House is rejoining the cable news network.

Now that being a veep nominee isn't an option, it's back to TV for Newt Gingrich. 

The former Speaker of the House will pick up right where he left off as a political commentator on Fox News Channel, a network rep confirmed Thursday. 

Gingrich had left his post at Fox in mid-July to avoid a conflict of interest while Republican nominee Donald Trump was reported to be considering him for his running mate. Trump ended up going with Gov. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) instead.

The Hill first reported that Gingrich would be rejoining the network and will start on Monday. 

Gingrich, of course, is a veteran TV contributor. In addition to his work at Fox, he was recently a host on CNN's Crossfire