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Rahm Emanuel becomes contributing editor for The Atlantic, ABC News contributor

The former Chicago mayor has contributed 12 articles for the publication since October 2018.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel presides over his last Chicago City Council meeting at City Hall in April.
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Rahm Emanuel kicked off his post-mayoral career Tuesday by announcing that he is now a contributing editor for The Atlantic.

The former Chicago mayor will contribute frequent essays to The Atlantic’s Ideas section, according to a statement from the publication. The announcement comes one day after Lori Lightfoot was sworn in as Chicago’s next mayor.

Since late October 2018, Emanuel has written 12 articles — 13 overall since June 2017 — for The Atlantic. His most recent, “It’s Time to Hold American Elites Accountable for Their Abuses,” was published Tuesday.

Also announced Tuesday, the former mayor has joined ABC news as an on-air contributor.