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Former Baltimore Mayor Rawlings-Blake joins ABC News

"To be able to pass the baton to someone who I know, that I care about as a person, that I know cares about the city, that has a lot of respect for what I've done, is a blessing to me," said Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake about Mayor-elect Catherine Pugh. (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun video)

Former Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Tuesday she is joining ABC News as a political contributor.

Rawlings-Blake will begin on-air work on Friday, offering analysis of the inauguration of President-elect Donald J. Trump.

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"Proud to be part of #history!" the former mayor wrote on Twitter. She said she was "humbled" by the new job.

Rawlings-Blake served as an unpaid analyst during ABC News' election night coverage in September.

Since leaving office, she has launched a consulting firm, SRB & Associates. She also is listed as a featured speaker with a national organization, WME-IMG Speakers.

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