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Newsmax 'Trumps Up' On-Air Team

Newsmax TV’s Jenna Ellis and Hogan Gidley
Newsmax TV’s Jenna Ellis and Hogan Gidley (Image credit: Newsmax)

Conservative cable news network Newsmax TV has added two former officials in the Trump campaign and White House to its lineup.

J. Hogan Gidley, who was deputy assistant to the president and principal deputy White House press secretary, and Jenna Ellis, who was a Trump attorney and senior legal adviser to the 2020 re-election campaign, will be on-air contributors.

Gidley's resume also includes communications director for former Republican Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, and GOP Sens. Elizabeth Dole and Rick Santorum.

Gidley will analyze political news, while Ellis will provide a "legal and faith-based" perspective on the 2022 and 2024 elections.

According to Newsmax, it is currently in over 100 million homes, delivered by all the major cable operators, as well as on a number of over-the-top platforms.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.