Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel who announced in September that he would not seek re-election next year might have his eyes set on a career in television.
According to The Daily Beast, former Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel has attended meetings in New York with top executives at CNN and MSNBC and discussed the possibility of becoming a cable news pundit.
Emanuel is being represented by talent agency William Morris Endeavor where his brother Ari Emanuel is the c0-CEO.
Both CNN and MSNBC declined to comment.
Emanuel’s director of communications Adam Collins dismissed the rumors saying Emanuel is focused on his job and will focus on his post-mayoral career after he leaves office.
“The mayor is focused on his job, and just today we sued eight online e-cigarette online retailers who are selling to minors, and cracked down on dozens of others,” Collins said. “That’s what he’s devoting his time and energy to. He’ll turn his attention to post-mayoral opportunities when he’s done.”
Emanuel has been preparing for a career in punditry by offering his opinions on the midterm election in recent months on television.