CNN has hired Bryan Lanza, former communications director for the Trump transition team and deputy communications director for the Trump campaign, as a political commentator, reports the Washington Examiner.
He joined the payroll effective Monday, per the report, though CNN had yet to announce his hiring.
Lanza said to the Examiner, “I’m honored by the opportunity to join the CNN Team. They continue to be the best place for politics and news.”
He is expected to make his debut as a paid contributor this evening on CNN Tonight with Don Lemon.