Josh Earnest

Josh Earnest lands new gig with United Airlines

Earnest faces Meyers on the set of the talk show
Josh Earnest on Late Night in with Seth Meyers. Photo: NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Josh Earnest, former Obama White House press secretary, moves to Chicago to join United Airlines on May 21 as senior vice president and chief communications officer. CEO Oscar Munoz said Earnest, now a political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC, "has thrived when the stakes are the highest — and the margin for error is the smallest."

The details: From the forthcoming release: "At United, he will be responsible for developing the company’s global communications strategy, leading a world-class team to execute it, working closely with the company’s leadership to shape the airline’s public image and serving as the company’s chief spokesman.”

Josh Earnest's new role as a political analyst

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Josh Earnest will be announced today as an NBC News and MSNBC political analyst, debuting this morning on "Today" and "Morning Joe" (8:30, on-set at 30 Rock). From the forthcoming internal memo by NBC New President Noah Oppenheim and MSNBC President Phil Griffin:

"Josh recently completed a ten-year run with President Obama, most recently serving as White House Press Secretary from 2014-2017... A native of Kansas City, Josh graduated from Rice University with a degree in political science and policy studies. With his wealth of experience and insight, Josh will be a great addition to our roster of contributors and will be an asset for our two networks as we continue to cover the White House, Congress and politics beyond the Beltway."