David Axelrod Joins NBC News, MSNBC

Former Obama White House Adviser to Serve as Senior Political Analyst

Former White House senior adviser David Axelrod has joined NBC News and MSNBC as a senior political analyst.

He will join the networks' roster of political analysts that includes former John McCain campaign strategist Steve Schmidt, former RNC chairman Michael Steele and former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell. Last week former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs also became a contibutor for MSNBC.

Axelrod was a senior strategist for President Obama's 2008 and 2012 campaigns and has spent nearly three decades in politics. He started his career as a journalist at the Chicago Tribune as a political writer, columnist and City Hall bureau chief.