Reporter Who Broke Trump’s ‘Access Hollywood’ Tape Joins MSNBC as Contributor

Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold becomes the latest MSNBC contributor

Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold is the latest reporter to join MSNBC as a contributor. The news was first reported by the channel’s newly appointed bookings chief Jesse Rodriguez on Twitter.

“Happy to welcome @Fahrenthold to the @MSNBC family as our newest Political Analyst,” said Rodriguez, who earlier in the day had teased “big MSNBC contributor news.”

Fahrenthold made his debut on Nicolle Wallace’s “Deadline: White House” to discuss his latest piece documenting an escalating legal dispute surrounding President Trump’s flagship hotel in Panama. Fahrenthold made additional appearances with Rachel Maddow and on “Morning Joe.”

Fahrenthold, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter is known for breaking the story of Donald Trump’s “Access Hollywood” tape. The footage, which Fahrenthold’s article revealed, showed Trump making numerous lewd and sexually-charged remarks about women while on a bus with Billy Bush in 2005.

The resulting scandal nearly derailed Trump’s presidential campaign and forced the future president into a rare public apology. For his appearance on the tape, Bush — a rising media star — was dropped as a host on the “Today” show and saw much of his public career implode.