Rashida Jones will succeed the retiring Phil Griffin as president of MSNBC on Feb. 1, 2021, the network announced on Monday. She’s the first Black executive to lead one of the major cable networks. Cesar Conde, the new chairman of the NBCUniversal News Group, has made diversity one of his top priorities.
The move to extend the cable network president’s contract comes as MSNBC continues to deliver impressive ratings in 2017 to-date, recently surpassing Fox News as the go-to cable news network among younger viewers in weekday primetime.
In a year-end message sent to employees Monday, Phil Griffin, president of the NBC-owned cable news channel, wrote: “Technology is continuing to drive unprecedented changes across the media landscape — and we all should be taking a hard, honest look at how we need to evolve along with it.”
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) – MSNBC’s top executive said Saturday that he hasn’t decided whether conservative commentator and author Pat Buchanan will be allowed back on the network. Buchanan, a former GOP presidential candidate and a paid MSNBC contributor, hasn’t been on the network since the publication of his book “Suicide of a Superpower” last October. […]
MSNBC’s president vowed to fire Keith Olbermann after he threatened to take his case to other networks. Now there’s a civil war that has NBC brass fuming.