MSNBC President Rashida Jones said that Wagner’s experience covering politics would be crucial as the network prepares to cover the midterm elections.
MSNBC’s decision to bring Jen Psaki onto its network isn’t much better than CBS hiring Mick Mulvaney.
MSNBC’s key 9 p.m. ET primetime weeknight slot has been mired in a ratings slump since The Rachel Maddow Show shifted to a once-per-week format, according to Nielsen data. Among adults 25-54, a key segment for advertisers, MSNBC Prime, which airs the other four nights, is averaging just 114,000 viewers per night. That number is a 47% decline from Maddow’s average of 214,000 prior to the change.
As expected, she make appearances on the network’s cable and streaming programs as well as host a new original show set to debut in the first quarter of 2023.
Jen Psaki assures us that she has nailed down the ethics of her impending departure as White House press secretary and move to MSNBC. “I took steps and have taken steps, as I’ve had any discussions with any future employer, that go over and above any requirements by government, recusing myself of any discussions as well, and I’m proud of that,” Psaki said on Sunday. Now, Psaki is a phenomenal talent, but not even she can wish away the unmistakable conflict of interest at play here. How to ensure fair treatment of media outlets when one of them is a prospective employer?
Chuck Todd‘s Meet the Press Daily — an extension of NBC’s venerable news program Meet the Press — is relocating from MSNBC to streaming outlet NBC News NOW, where it will now be known as Meet the Press NOW. The newly branded hour will stream weekdays at 4 p.m. ET beginning Monday, June 6.
Discontent emerged over CBS’s hiring of former Trump administration official Mick Mulvaney as a commentator and discussions about current White House press secretary Jen Psaki working at MSNBC when her time in the Biden administration is through.
After working her customary five nights a week for the rest of April, Maddow said Monday evening, she will work on Monday nights only starting in May. The network said it will rotate guest hosts the other four weeknights on a show called MSNBC Prime.
Jack Shafer: Biden’s press secretary is just another in a long line of political operatives who have turned broadcaster.
After more than two months off, Rachel Maddow is finally returning to helm her nightly MSNBC show. She’ll return to host The Rachel Maddow Show full time on Monday, April 11, individuals with knowledge of the matter say.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki is in exclusive talks with MSNBC to join the network after she leaves the White House around May, according to a source close to the matter. It’s been speculated for weeks that Psaki would leave the White House for a TV gig. White House communications staffers often negotiate TV jobs once they leave an administration.
Craig Melvin will leave his 11 a.m. weekday morning slot at MSNBC at the end of March, marking the latest shift of personnel at the NBCUniversal-owned cable-news outlet. Melvin will focus more heavily on his duties at NBC News and NBC’s Today, where he is as regular a presence as Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb, according to a spokesperson for MSNBC.
MSNBC is shifting its streaming strategy, adding shows from its cable TV channel to its streaming hub on Peacock. The network also plans to rebrand from “The Choice” to the “MSNBC hub on Peacock,” better reflecting its TV lineage. The programming will be available on-demand to all Peacock subscribers who subscribe to a paid tier of the service, with MSNBC shifting from a live-stream format to a browsing and on-demand format.
President Biden’s spokesperson, who plans to leave the White House this year, is being feverishly courted by CNN and MSNBC, among others.
MSNBC plans to air Morning Joe from its usual starting point at 6 a.m. until 10 a.m. now, pre-empting a 9 o’clock hour that had previously been earmarked for more traditional news coverage. The hour’s anchor, Stephanie Ruhle, is moving to lead The 11th Hour at 11 p.m. on the cable network.
Rachel Maddow, MSNBC’s star primetime host, told her staff Monday that she will be taking a hiatus. She is expected to return in a few weeks.
NEW YORK (AP) — MSNBC has hired Symone Sanders, former aide to President Joe Biden and spokeswoman for Vice President Kamala Harris, to host shows on its television and streaming services. The announcement Monday continues the trend of political veterans jumping to cable news, often at dizzying speeds. Sanders announced only last month that she […]
In a noticeable break from the journalistic demeanor he has projected for nearly three decades at NBC News and MSNBC, the veteran anchor used the final minutes of his tenure on MSNBC’s 11th Hour to warn viewers of the frailty of American democracy and urged them to keep it safe — if they could.
Judge Bruce Schroeder says that someone working for NBC was following the jury van. NBC News says it will cooperate with authorities.
MSNBC diehards tune in partially because they know what they can expect on most evenings: Rachel Maddow will do her 22 minutes of connecting-the-dots news-cycle analysis at 9 p.m., and Brian Williams will wrap up the day with a vast array of knowledgeable experts at 11. Starting next year, however, fans — and even the executives who run the place — can’t be sure what they’re going to get.
NBCUniversal appears to be doing everything in its power to keep the most popular personalities on its cable news network. According to Insider, while Morning Joe co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski are under contract for another year, they’re reportedly eyeing Rachel Maddow’s recent reported $30 million deal (she was making roughly $8 million per year), and according to Insider, they met with NBC News Group Chairman Cesar Conde last week to discuss next steps.
Jones is in just her first year as president of MSNBC, the NBCUniversal cable news network that makes the bulk of its revenue from a primetime lineup that tilts toward progressive politics, and that may be in flux in the not-too-distant future. It’s a scenario that even the most veteran news executive would rather not face.
MSNBC staffers are panicking over the direction of the cable news network under newly-minted President Rashida Jones, fearing that she’s gearing up for a costly and potentially disastrous battle with CNN.