Rahm Emanuel Signs With ABC News

Rahm Emanuel, former Chicago mayor, has joined ABC News as an on-air contributor. Emanuel departed City Hall May 20 as Lori Lightfoot was named mayor of Chicago.

Emanuel, who is 59, started as mayor in 2011. He was previously White House chief of staff from 2009-2010, under President Barack Obama, and was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Illinois, prior to that.

ABC News did not specify Emanuel’s role at the network.

Emanuel also signed on to be a contributing editor at The Atlantic. The magazine said it would be the “primary home” for Emanuel’s stories. 

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.