(THE HILL) — Washington Post columnist George Will has joined MSNBC and NBC News as a contributor, according to a spokeswoman for the networks.

Will’s deal formalizes his relationship with MSNBC, where he has been an increasingly frequent guest since January.

Will became a cable news free agent once Fox News declined to renew his contributor contract after the 2016 elections.

Will said last June that he was leaving the GOP over President Trump and becoming an unaffiliated voter.

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