The Washington Post announces that Joe Scarborough, co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, will be a regular contributor to The Post’s Opinions section during the 2016 presidential race, writing about politics and media for the op-ed page and PostPartisan blog. Scarborough is one of the most influential voices in American politics, making his show a “must watch” for Washington insiders and politics junkies. He is extremely well-sourced and his posts will reflect that, weaving in fresh reporting and new angles gleaned from his day-to-day interactions with key players in politics.
“Joe is a dynamic addition to our roster of the best full-time columnists and bloggers in the business. He joins incisive writers like Danielle Allen, Barton Swaim, Michael Kinsley, Rachel Maddow, Carter Eskew and Ed Rogers, ensuring that our readers continue to have access to a wide variety of viewpoints on the presidential race,” said Fred Hiatt, Editorial Page Editor at The Washington Post.
“No other publication can match the formidable group The Post has put together. It is a privilege to join The Post’s Opinions section and to contribute to the one news source that is becoming more vital by the day,” said Scarborough.
Scarborough was a member of Congress from Florida from 1994 to 2001, and is the author of three books, including the New York Times bestseller “The Last Best Hope: Restoring Conservatism and America’s Promise”. TIME Magazine has named Scarborough as one of the 100 most influential people in the world and Vanity Fair listed him and Mika Brzezinski as two of the most powerful people in media.
Read his latest piece, published today: “Trump’s feigned ignorance about the KKK raises disturbing questions.”
Earlier this month, The Post’s Opinions section announced Swaim and Kinsley as contributors.