With an appearance on the Today show this morning, Josh Earnest has joined NBC News and MSNBC as a political analyst. Earnest was Pres Obama’s last press secretary, but has been in Obama’s inner circle since March 2007.
“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 joint memo to staff.
Earnest joins a long list of former press secretaries who’ve joined the media after their White House tenures including Dee Dee Myers, Tony Snow, Dana Perino, Jay Carney and Pierre Salinger. Have we forgotten any?
Update: We have. Robert Gibbs, reminds Morning Joe’s Jesse Rodriguez.