David Axelrod, former White House senior advisor and senior strategist for President Obama’s 2008 and 2012 campaigns, is joining NBC News and MSNBC as a senior political analyst.
He will contribute frequently across broadcasts of both networks, according to NBC.
Axelrod began his career as a journalist before entering politics. He founded the communications management firm ASGK Public Strategies and is the director of the University of Chicago’s new Institute of Politics.
The NBC News and MSNBC roster of political analysts also includes Steve Schmidt, former senior campaign strategist and advisor to the 2008 presidential campaign of Senator John McCain, R-Arizona, Michael Steele former chairman of the Republican National Committee and former Governor of Pennsylvania, Ed Rendell.