Former Obama Adviser Ben Rhodes Joins NBC News and MSNBC

By A.J. Katz 

NBC News and MSNBC have added another former Obama administration official to its on-air team: Ben Rhodes.

The former deputy national security advisor for strategic communications made his debut appearance in his new role as political contributor yesterday on Meet the Press with Chuck Todd, and he will be making his first MSNBC appearance in his new role tonight on All In with Chris Hayes.

Rhodes isn’t the first official from the most recent administration to join the networks. Josh Earnest joined NBC News and MSNBC as a political analyst in March 2017. Earnest was Pres. Obama’s last press secretary, and like Rhodes, had been in Obama’s inner circle since the 2008 presidential campaign days.

Rhodes also happens to have a new book out tomorrow, The World as It Is: A Memoir of the Obama White House. Part of the promotional tour included a stop at CBS This Morning earlier today. This was an interesting move considering Rhodes’s brother is none other than CBS News president David Rhodes. CTM co-anchor John Dickerson made sure to disclose that information before the interview began.