POLITICO Playbook co-author Eugene Daniels will join MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” as a Senior Contributor and Political Analyst, announced in a tweet on Monday.
Daniels became a co-author of Playbook in January of 2021, along with Rachael Bade, Ryan Lizza and Tara Palmeri. He is also a White House correspondent with a special focus on Vice President Kamala Harris, First Lady Jill Biden, Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff, and emerging power players in Washington. A friend of WHC Insider, Daniels is the first black and LGBTQ+ co-author of the influential newsletter.
Daniels started at POLITICO in 2018, where he covered the midterms, the Democratic presidential primary and the general election. Before that, he covered the 2016 primary, general election, and national politics as a political reporter at Newsy. He started his career at a local TV station in Colorado Springs.
Many past MSNBC contributors have gone on to anchor their own shows, like Tiffany Cross and Jonathan Capehart. Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O’Donnell also are among those who got their start at the network as commentators and analysts.
We wish Eugene all the best with his new responsibilities and know he will shine on “Morning Joe.”