San Diego politician Carl DeMaio has landed a new gig: he’s now the co-host of a new afternoon talk show on News Radio 600 KOGO.
The radio station announced Wednesday that DeMaio would join Bob “Sully” Sullivan as co-host of the “DeMaio-Sullivan Report” every weekday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The show, which aims to “combine investigative journalism with inside knowledge of politics and an eye on advancing solutions” debuts Thursday. Though the pair will focus primarily on local issues, they will also weigh in on national stories that could impact San Diegans.
“I want to use this show to give San Diegans a vehicle to not just learn about important issues but to get involved in making a difference and advancing solutions,” DeMaio noted in a KOGO media release.
DeMaio – an openly gay Republican – served four years on the San Diego City Council from 2008 to 2012 and is known for his work with pension reform. He ran for mayor of San Diego in 2012, but lost to Bob Filner.
In 2014, DeMaio was a candidate for California’s 52nd Congressional District, but lost the election to incumbent Democrat Scott Peters after a hotly contested race that saw DeMaio on the defensive against accusations of sexual harassment by a former campaign staffer who claimed the politician touched him and exposed himself to him.
DeMaio vehemently denied allegations. DeMaio’s accuser, Todd Bosnich, was later arrested for an alleged physical confrontation with his mother.