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 ClintonPlaying hot potato and musical chairs with healthcare We must act now and pass the American Health Care Act Trump's message: Russia First or America First? 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.