David Axelrod joins NBC News

He will join fellow Obama alumni, former White House spokesman Robert Gibbs, who became an NBC contributor last week.

Axelrod began his career as a journalist, working for the Chicago Tribune, before he founded his political firm. His past political clients include former President Bill ClintonBill Clinton Trump reveals how he calmed his nerves before debate GOP lawmakers give Trump bad reviews on debate performance Overnight Energy: Judges scrutinize Obama climate rule MORE, then-Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.), former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley. He also served in the White House, as a senior adviser, from 2009-2011.