The New Olbermann: Alec Baldwin?

He's MSNBC's No. 1 choice, says a source
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 26, 2011 7:00 AM CST
Alec Baldwin gestures while speaking before New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman takes the oath of office at a swearing-in ceremony at City College Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011 in New York.   (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
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(Newser) – With Keith Olbermann’s departure, MSNBC needs a new high-profile host—and its top choice is none other than … Alec Baldwin. Sure, he currently has a gig on 30 Rock, but that just makes him an even better fit: "He's already part of the NBC family, has a huge fan base, and is very respected for his long term passions for politics," a network source tells PopEater. Baldwin has often talked about his interest in politics, most recently telling Eliot Spitzer he’d like to someday “seek public office.” Click for more on Baldwin's potential new career—and why he’d be perfect for it.

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