Stephanie Ruhle wants to do the type of business-news coverage that’s aimed more at the supermarket, and less at the stock market. Ruhle, the MSNBC anchor who has seen her profile grow during a 9 a.m. program as well as an hour co-hosted with Ali Velshi, has been named senior business correspondent at NBC News, and says she wants to take coverage of corporations in a different direction than one might see elsewhere on the cable set-top box.
Sinclair Broadcast Group appears to have skipped Tuesday’s impeachment hearings in the House of Representatives. Stephanie Ruhle of NBC was happy to jump into its abandoned seat. She posted a picture of her press pass on the vacant Sinclair seat on Twitter. “Well–no risk of @WeAreSinclair popping up with comments,” she tweeted. “On this historic day, their decision not to come has resulted in me getting a seat.”
Five female anchors now deliver most of the daytime news programming at MSNBC: Nicolle Wallace, Andrea Mitchell, Hallie Jackson, Stephanie Ruhle and Katy Tur.