Obama administration White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest has joined NBC News and MSNBC as a political analyst.
Earnest made his debut in the new role this morning on the “Today” show and “Morning Joe.” Watch a video from Earnest’s initial segment with Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie above, where the trio discussed President Trump’s troubles pushing a health care bill through the system.
Below, read the internal memo sent to staff this morning by Noah Oppenheim and Phil Griffin announcing Earnest’s hiring.
We are pleased to announce that Josh Earnest will join NBC News and MSNBC as a Political Analyst. As you may have seen, he made his debut this morning on ‘Today’ and ‘Morning Joe.’
Josh recently completed a ten-year run with President Obama, most recently serving as White House Press Secretary from 2014-2017.
Josh joined the Obama presidential campaign in March 2007 as the Iowa communications director, and went on to serve 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.
A native of Kansas City, Josh graduated from Rice University with a degree in political science and policy studies.
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.
Please join us in welcoming Josh.
Noah and Phil