Ben Rhodes

As a political contributor for NBC News and MSNBC with nearly 15 years experience working in Washington, D.C., Ben Rhodes is a leading voice on politics and foreign affairs. From 2009 to 2017, Rhodes served as deputy national security advisor to President Barack Obama, participating in nearly all of the president's key decisions, and overseeing national security communications, speechwriting, public diplomacy and global engagement programming. Much of Rhodes’ experience is archived in his national bestseller The World as It Is (2018), a captivating account of his decade serving as part of the Obama administration.