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 Clinton, 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.