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Networks Pass on Sean Spicer for Paid Contributor Role

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    Networks Pass on Sean Spicer for Paid Contributor Role
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    FILE - Then-White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks to members of the media in the Brady Briefing room of the White House in Washington, July 17, 2017.

    The big five news organizations have passed on offering former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer a job as an exclusive paid contributor, network sources confirmed to NBC News Tuesday.

    Since Spicer left the White House, his representatives have been holding individual conversations about the possibility of President Donald Trump's former flack joining one of the major TV networks, which include CBS News, CNN, Fox News, ABC News and NBC News.

    But "they won't touch him," said a media industry executive familiar with those conversations.

    Spicer already has a role as a visiting fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, and is signed with Worldwide Speakers Group for paid speaking engagements.

    Representatives of the five news networks all declined to comment for this story. Spicer and Robert Barnett, his representative, also declined to comment.