Former Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner is set to host a radio show with Guardian Angels founder Curtis Silwa.
Page Six reports that the couple will discuss politics on a weekly show called “Left vs. Right,” which airs Saturdays at 2 p.m. on WABC radio.
“I’m not going back into public life, I’m doing a radio show with a friend of mine,” Weiner told the outlet. “It’s not a conscious decision,” he joked. “I have a face for radio, but I don’t know if I have a place in radio as a career. Sometimes it is what it is. »
Weiner, whose New York City mayoral campaign in 2013 failed following revelations that he had sent sexually explicit messages to several women, said the show would not shy away from his past.
“There’s a lot of water under the bridge,” Weiner admitted. “There were a lot of opportunities for me to process a lot of stuff. A lot of time has passed. I don’t think I would go on the radio if I didn’t think Curtis or the listeners would ask the tough questions. .
In 2017, Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in prison for sending sexually explicit messages to a minor. He was released in February 2019.
“People shouldn’t expect me to do a mea culpas for two hours every Saturday,” he said. “I have a lot of things I regret and a lot of things I’m proud of.”
Weiner co-host Silwa, a radio veteran who secured the Republican nomination for mayor of New York last year before losing to Eric Adams, believes the disgraced congressman deserves another shot. .
“I think by being on the radio he can become a role model for other people who have had major issues in their lives,” Silwa said.