"Great to see you, Becky," the Republican candidate for governor told co-anchor Becky Quick. "It's been a long time."
Kashkari and Quick talked for a few minutes about his political ambitions, and then the caption on screen switched from "Kashkari's Run for Governor," to "Kashkari's Economic Outlook."
"Let's talk about the country on a broader scale," Quick said. "Where do you think we stand right now? Because we have seen some pretty lousy economic numbers."
Kashkari, wearing a white shirt and red tie and with financial updates running beneath him, said he hasn't been "paying a lot of attention closely to the day-to-day stock market." But the former Goldman Sachs executive suggested he still could keep up with Quick.
"It does feel to be much more of a stock pickers market," he said, "than any kind of broad-scale rally over the next six to 12 months."
From CNBC, Kashkari jumped to Fox News, for a segment on Fox & Friends. While at Treasury, Kashkari managed the bank bailout known as the Troubled Asset Relief Program, and Tucker Carlson asked if he had any regrets.
The program became a political liability for many Republicans who supported it, but Kashkari said it was a necessary intervention in an economic crisis.
"So you don't regret what you did at all?" Carlson asked.
"No," Kashkari said. "Absolutely."