via Politico By HADAS GOLD
Washington Post columnist George Will has joined MSNBC and NBC News as a contributor.
Will, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, was most recently a contributor at Fox News, though he became a free agent in January when Fox declined to renew his contract. Before joining Fox in 2013, he spent three decades as a contributor with ABC.
A conservative columnist, Will broke from the Republican Party in June over candidate Donald Trump's controversial comments about a judge with Mexican heritage, and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan's ultimate endorsement of Trump.
Since January, Will has been an increasingly regular presence on MSNBC, with the contributor deal formalizing the relationship. Will joins two others who have recently become contributors to the network: former White House press secretary Josh Earnest and New York Times White House correspondent Glenn Thrush.