NBC News has named Sam Kass its Senior Food Analyst.
Politico reports that the former Obama Administration food policy expert will cover topics like healthy eating, wellness, food trends and policy for the network. His duties will include reporting for TODAY and NBC Nightly News and writing a monthly column.
Kass held a variety of positions at the White House from 2009 to 2014. He stepped down as White House nutrition advisor and Let's Move! initiative director last December. He also previously worked as the chef to the First Family.
Kass is married to MSNBC's Alex Wagner.