‘Late Show’ Taps Chris Licht As Showrunner

CBS News Names Licht VP Of Programming

Chris Licht, the executive producer of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, will oversee the news division’s programming and development beginning June 6.

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Report: CBS Wants Scarborough, Brzezinski

Chris Licht, the well respected executive producer of MSNBC’s buzzy Morning Joe, is likely to announce that he is leaving the show to take the top spot on CBS’s struggling Early Show. But CBS has a bigger prize in mind with that possible hire, wooing Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski to come host that show when their contracts are up within the year.