Within days of the departure of controversial talk show host Keith Olbermann, NBC News announced Tuesday that former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, a blunt-spoken, partisan Democrat, has signed on with the network as a political analyst.
Rendell, who recently completed two terms as governor and also served as chairman of the Democratic National Committee, will start immediately at NBC News and its sister cable channel, MSNBC, the network said.
Rendell, 66, said that "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." (Full story)