Former Obama adviser new political analyst

David Axelrod, former senior adviser to President Obama and senior strategist to his campaign, is joining NBC News and MSNBC as senior political analyst.

Axelrod will appear frequently across both networks, according to NBC News. Robert Gibbs, former White House press secretary and adviser to the campaign, joined MSNBC and NBC News last week as a commentator. Other commentators at the news orgs include Steve Schmidt, Michael Steele and Ed Rendell.

Axelrod was recently named director of the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics, and a distinguished senior fellow at the Harris School of Public Policy.

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