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Ronna McDaniel Joins NBC as Contributor Following RNC Tenure

NBC announced the appointment of former Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel as a contributor across its NBC News and MSNBC platforms. McDaniel, who recently stepped down from her RNC role after Donald Trump, the expected Republican nominee, suggested her departure, had faced criticism from some conservatives for her perceived proximity to the party's established leadership.

As a new political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC, McDaniel will provide a conservative perspective alongside noted liberal commentators such as Jen Psaki, a former Biden administration spokesperson; Symone Sanders-Townsend, a former staffer for Kamala Harris; and David Plouffe, an ex-Obama campaign manager.

NBC News' political director, Carrie Budoff Brown, expressed enthusiasm for McDaniel's inclusion on the team, highlighting her potential to offer valuable insights into the dynamics of national politics and the Republican Party's direction. The anticipation is high to see if McDaniel will echo Trump's views on NBC, contrasting with Michael Steele, another ex-RNC chair at MSNBC known for his critical stance on the GOP, and Nicolle Wallace, a former George W. Bush aide turned prominent left-leaning commentator.

McDaniel, recognized as the longest-serving RNC chair in recent history, was appointed by Trump following his 2016 election win and re-elected multiple times thereafter. Despite her tenure seeing the GOP's loss of key political battlegrounds, her new role at NBC, starting with an appearance on "Meet the Press" and an interview with Kristen Welker, marks a significant transition in her career.