Christie to be ABC News contributor, report says

Governor Chris Christie, chairman of the President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, joins Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Dr. Francis Collins, President, Chief Executive Officer of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) Stephen J. Ubl and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Deputy Commissioner Anna Abram speak to the press after a roundtable discussion with leaders of the pharmaceutical industry, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to advance a public-private partnership that can address America’s epidemic of addiction while at the War Memorial in Trenton, N.J. on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)

Former Gov. Chris Christie has apparently found a way to keep busy now that he’s out of office, according to a published report.

NJ Advance Media said Monday evening on its website that Christie will be an occasional part of ABC News’ coverage. He will reportedly be announced as a new addition to the network’s lineup on Tuesday morning, and return that night to offer commentary on President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address.

Christie was first a Republican presidential rival to the eventual president, before becoming a staunch ally. The report said he was chosen in part for his connection to the president.

He left office Jan. 16 with the inauguration of Gov. Phil Murphy.