Feb 19, 2020 - Economy & Business

CNN hires Andrew Yang as political commentator

Andrew Yang on Feb. 9
Photo: Scott Eisen/Getty Images

Andrew Yang is joining CNN as a political commentator after ending his 2020 presidential campaign last week, the network announced Wednesday.

The big picture: The businessman — who has never held public office — gained national attention in the race through his emphasis on universal basic income, which he believes will alleviate social and economic ills stemming from technological change. He'll make his first CNN appearance to discuss Wednesday's Democratic debate in Nevada "to help shed light on the election and the candidates’ experiences."

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