Updated Gavin Newsom, the lieutenant governor of California, is getting a second job: as a talk show host on Current TV, the progressive cable television upstart.
“The Gavin Newsom Show” will be shown weekly starting in May, the channel announced on Wednesday.
Mr. Newsom, who was formerly the mayor of San Francisco, where Current TV is based, took office as lieutenant governor in January 2011. He will remain in that post — creating a rare if not unprecedented mix of media and governmental jobs.
A Current spokeswoman said Mr. Newsom would be paid by the channel, but would not specify his salary. A representative for Mr. Newsom said that the payments would be donated to charity and would be disclosed in accordance with state law.
The talk show will be produced by Mia Haugen, formerly of CNN, The Street and Forbes. The time slot for the show is unknown, but it will most likely be replayed several times on Saturdays and Sundays, giving Current TV new programming for the weekends for the first time.
Mr. Newsom, a Democrat, is perhaps best known for being one of the most prominent political supporters of gay marriages, having authorized same-sex unions in San Francisco in 2004 despite a state ban at the time.