Josh Earnest, Former Obama Press Secretary, Joins NBC News, MSNBC as Analyst

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Josh Earnest, who served as White House Press Secretary in the latter part of President Barack Obama’s tenure, will join NBC News and MSNBC as a political analyst, according to a Monday announcement.

“With his wealth of experience and insight, Josh will be a great addition to our roster of contributors and will be an asset for our two networks as we continue to cover the White House, Congress and politics beyond the Beltway,” said NBC News President Noah Oppenheim and MSNBC President Phil Griffin in a memo to staffers. Earnest served as press secretary from 2014 to 2017.

Earnest worked for the Obama White House and his campaigns for ten years, initially joining his first presidential campaign in March 2007 as its Iowa communications director. Earnest would go on to work as deputy communications director during the 2008 general election. Josh has also worked on numerous national, statewide and local campaigns over the course of his twenty years in politics.

He graduated from Rice University with a degree in political science and policy studies.

Earnest debuted in the new role Monday morning with appearances on both NBC’s “Today” and MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

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  1. Leonora Orr says:

    good news!

  2. Sct says:

    Does this guy even know about the 20 trillion dollar deficit. Why is he wasting our time with this baloney.
    The country is dead without the manufacturing base returned. Fuck imports.
    High school grads and vets have a right to have jobs, with livable wages, to have families and own a house. Fuck college there are no jobs to go to college for!!!!!!
    Get these cheap imports out of our country,
    rich people can pay higher prices and poor people will be able to buy food if they have jobs and notliving on social services= 20 trillion dollar deficit.
    Increased and doubled in 8 yrs by the last pres. because he didnt want to do the tuff and unpopular work it takes to decrease it.
    He left a big mess. Loser.

  3. Sharon says:

    And I suppose Corey Lewondowski was completely objective and not trying to get our Predator in Chief elected all while being paid to be a CNN commentator during the actual election and not afterwards. Not to mention the backdrop of the White House right next to trumps hotel. Hannity and Rush spread lies.

    • Frank says:

      Hannity and rush are the only fact tellers. The rest of the media is fake news, half truths edited to lies and slander persecution.
      Joke: what do you do if your parents forced you to study to be either a lawyer or dentist? be a lawyer and go directly to politics, Never work another day.

      • Mike says:

        Frank, at first I thought you might be using SARCASM, but I believe you are serious That comment has to be one of the most idiotic and MISINFORMED that I’ve read. It’s completely false ! You need some reality training !

  4. you people are completely swimming in a world of insanity. You throw out baseless claims about someone you and hide behind your anonymity. too say the least you are delusional.

  5. Sam says:

    The obum must have paid them bigmoney to get his ‘plant ‘ in network news as his personal mouthpiece, preendorsing the dumbocrats for the next run. Creeps, criminals, and crooks working politics.

    • Frank says:

      This is just more of the illegal criminal shadow government being run by obummer. A slanted biased news reporter planted at NBC more fake news.
      Hannity and rush are the only honest people working in the media.

  6. Frank says:

    More fake news. They hired a BIASED employee for the NEWS !!!!!!!!!!!
    NBC is clearly under a mole attack from griffin and oppenheim. Killing what’s left of their news profile ratings for the consumer.
    Fake news endorsement. Hahaha. Poor Matt.
    Oiy vey. 

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