Ed Rendell joins NBC News as political analyst
NBC News has announced that former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell will be the network's newest political analyst, following the departure of prime-time MSNBC host Keith Olbermann.
According to a press release, Rendell's title is "effective immediately," and will entail Rendell's contributing to both NBC News and its sister cable channel MSNBC.
"Governor Rendell has never been afraid to share his thoughtful analysis on national and local issues and he couldn't be a better fit for NBC News," said Capus. "His extensive experience serving the people of Pennsylvania gives him a unique perspective and we're thrilled to have him on board."
"I'm excited about this new opportunity with NBC because I believe our country faces critical challenges in the next two years," Rendell said. "The ability to have my voice heard and create an impact on the political discourse is exciting to me and is an extension of my continued commitment to public life."
Rendell, a former Democratic National Committee chairman, has appeared frequently on the political talk circuit, and has been quick to criticize his own party. During one appearance on CNN in October, Rendell called Democrats "a bunch of wusses," for failing to embrace the recently-passed health-care law.
- Felicia Sonmez contributed to this report.
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