Fox News had a Newt Gingrich problem — and on Tuesday it announced a solution.

The cable news channel suspended its ties with Newt Gingrich, one of the people on Donald Trump’s vice presidential short list.

Gingrich has been a Fox News contributor since last October. He appears frequently on the channel to give political commentary. But he is increasingly a subject of news coverage as well.

Trump is expected to name a running mate later this week, and Gingrich appears to be one of the front-runners, a person familiar with the deliberations told CNNPolitics.

The source indicated that Trump will likely announce his pick on Friday.

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