Rendell talks about his NBC gig

Ed Rendell this morning declined to discuss his compensation for the new two-year deal he signed to work as a contributor and political analyst for NBC News, MSNBC and CNBC. We reported yesterday that the former governor would soon sign with NBC News and his deal was announced yesterday by MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough.

Rendell, who was Tuesday discussing President Obama’s State of the Union address, told us Tuesday morning that he was “Pleased with the level of interest” he had received fromCBS, Fox and CNN but went with NBC because he “liked the three platforms” they offer in NBC, MSNBC and CNBC.

Rendell says he expects to contribute several times per week to each news outlet and appear a handful of times per year on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

The former governor is still seeking a publisher for his memoir which he says is “40% compete” and is also planning to “Make speeches for money.”

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