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No huge surprise here, but it’s finally official: Tom Sherwood is now the resident analyst on the weekly Politics Hour with Kojo Nnamdi.

Since Jonetta Rose Barras left the Friday noon talk show on WAMU-FM last May over a pay dispute, the show has been rotating in guest analysts (including, now and again, yours truly). But in recent months, Sherwood, best known as a reporter for WRC-TV, has pretty much become a fixture. Nnamdi, indeed, has been referring to him as “permanent guest analyst” on recent shows.

Says Sherwood, “I’ve been a guest on Kojo’s show occasionally over the years. I’ve got the highest respect for him.” Late last year, he says, he was approached about doing something more permanent, and “my TV station decided to give me the time on Friday afternoons. I appreciate that they asked me.”

When Barras was on the show, it was billed at the “Politics Hour With Kojo and Jonetta”; with Sherwood on board, however, the name will remain as plain-ol’ “Politics Hour,” says producer Diane Vogel.

Tune in to Sherwood’s “resident” debut tomorrow noon at 88.5 FM—-LL will be guest analysting!