NBC hires David Axelrod as a political analyst

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After working as chief political strategist for President Barack Obama's 2008 and 2012 presidential elections, David Axelrod has found a new gig. NBC News has hired Axelrod to act as a full-time senior political analyst, the news organization has announced.

According to NBC News' announcement, Axelrod will appear on both NBC's broadcast network and MSNBC. This won't be a major change of pace for Axelrod. He got his start as a reporter working for the Chicago Tribune for eight years before switching over to politics in 1984. He also has frequently appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program.

Axelrod will be in good company at NBC and MSNBC. Also working there are former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs, Senator John McCain's 2008 senior campaign strategist and advisor Steve Schmidt, former chairman of the Republican National Committee Michael Steele and former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell.

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