It was widely reported today that he was offered the job, and I just heard on MSNBC that he accepted the position.

ABC has the confirmation…

Emanuel, a veteran of President Clinton’s administration and a close political ally of Obama’s from Chicago, hasn’t immediately given his answer.

Obama likes that Emanuel knows policy, knows politics and knows Capitol Hill and has told associates that he knows Emanuel will “have his back,” ABC News’ chief Washington correspondent George Stephanopoulos said of the offer.

One down, 2,999 more positions to go.

Politics Rahm Emanuel Accepts Chief-of-Staff Job