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Maddow Announces Big Shift: 'We Will See How Things Go'

She'll be hosting her MSNBC program on Mondays only starting in May

(Newser) - Rachel Maddow will be sticking with her MSNBC program for the near future, but viewers hoping to see her return more fully to it are in for some disappointment. The 49-year-old host has been on a two-month hiatus from The Rachel Maddow Show, which airs each weeknight at 9pm ET,...

Psaki Finally Poised to Make Big Move Out of WH

Press secretary may leave as soon as May and jump over to MSNBC, reports say

(Newser) - Since Jen Psaki started her job as White House press secretary in January 2021, it's been unclear exactly how long she planned to stay in the role. At first she said she'd stay about a year, then last June she noted there was some "flexibility" on that...

Brian Williams' 11th Hour on MSNBC Is at Hand

Anchor will host his final show for the network tonight

(Newser) - Brian Williams has been on MSNBC as long as the cable news network has been in business—since 1996. That will end Thursday when the host bids goodbye at the end of the 11th Hour, his nightly program, CNN reports, as the clock strikes midnight EST. Williams announced last month...

Judge Locks MSNBC Out of Kenosha Courthouse

Freelancer may have been following jury's van

(Newser) - While the jury in the Kyle Rittenhouse homicide trial is deliberating, the judge decided to bar MSNBC crews from the Wisconsin courthouse. The order followed reports that a network freelancer may have been following a bus carrying jurors, Fox News reports. Judge Bruce Schroeder said Thursday that the freelancer was...

Rachel Maddow Explains Her Neck Bandage

MSNBC host reveals skin cancer diagnosis and treatment

(Newser) - It hasn't been an easy year on Rachel Maddow. Last November, the MSNBC host warned viewers to limit travel, saying COVID-19 nearly killed her longtime partner . Now, she's warning people to get checked over by their doctors after her own diagnosis with skin cancer. On Wednesday's episode...

Cops Arrest Guy Who Allegedly Accosted Reporter During Hurricane

Benjamin Dagley may have violated Ohio probation

(Newser) - Update: The guy suspected of accosting an MSNBC journalist while he reported on Hurricane Ida has been arrested. Police located the truck belonging to Benjamin Dagley in a Dayton, Ohio, parking lot Thursday morning, and the 54-year-old was arrested as he exited a nearby store, CBS News reports. "This...

Journalist Accosted While Reporting on Hurricane

Shaquille Brewster was fine after being interrupted by an irate heckler

(Newser) - Shaquille Brewster was in Gulfport, Mississippi, reporting on the aftermath of Hurricane Ida for MSNBC. Craig Melvin, cozy in a studio somewhere asked him what he was seeing. Video shows him reporting that mail delivery had resumed while wind and rain persisted, when an apparently very upset man runs up...

Maddow Has Apparently Made Decision on Her Next Move

Popular primetime host reportedly signs deal to stick around MSNBC for at least a few more years

(Newser) - Looks like we can now put to rest those whispers of Rachel Maddow ditching MSNBC . The cable channel's "most popular primetime anchor" is reportedly sticking around for at least a few more years, per Insider . Sources tell that outlet, as well as the New York Times and the...

Nielsen Tallies Up Viewership for Chauvin Verdict

At least 23.2M Americans were watching

(Newser) - At least 23.2 million Americans watched on television this week as former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, per the AP . The Nielsen company's estimate came from viewership figures on 11 different networks that carried Tuesday's...

Ratings Support Trump's Prediction
Without Trump,
Audiences Shrink

Without Trump, Audiences Shrink

After setting records, fewer are watching and reading news lately

(Newser) - Cable news networks are starting to feel the absence of Trump drama. Ratings climbed for President Trump's second impeachment trial, but they've dropped dramatically since then, Variety reports. CNN has been hit hardest, with the prime-time shows of Don Lemon and Anderson Cooper down 32% in the last...

Rashida Jones Is MSNBC's New President

Phil Griffin is 'hanging up his cleats'

(Newser) - After guiding MSNBC through the Obama and Trump administrations, Phil Griffin won't be there for the Biden years. The cable news network says the 64-year-old, who started out at NBC News 35 years ago and has been with MSNBC since it launched in 1996, will be stepping down Feb....

CNN Ratings Soar, Top Fox in Coveted Demographic

Both networks have their best-ever November numbers

(Newser) - The 2020 election didn't just inspire a record-setting number of votes—it also had America glued to the news. CNN and Fox News reaped the most benefits, with CNN dominating the coveted age demographic of 25 to 54 in November and raising its overall viewership by 135% compared to...

Rachel Maddow Has a Plea After Partner's Close Call

She wants people to skip Thanksgiving travel because of COVID

(Newser) - Viewers knew Rachel Maddow had contact with someone with COVID-19, hence her two-week quarantine beginning Nov. 6. But until Maddow's return to MSNBC on Thursday, they didn't know just how close that contact was. Broadcasting live from home, Maddow told viewers that "the center of my universe,...

He Wore Gap Khakis On the Air. Now Everyone Wants Them

MSNBC correspondent Steve Kornacki's election week outfit is driving online sales

(Newser) - They call him the "Map Daddy," but Steve Kornacki may soon see his nickname change to the "Gap Daddy." The MSNBC political correspondent went viral in some circles during election week not only with his nerdy explainers on electoral math, but also with an outfit that...

NBC Reporter Swears on Air, Blames #2020

Ken Dilanian says he had technical difficulties

(Newser) - When NBC correspondent Ken Dilanian started swearing during a live segment Tuesday, some viewers initially thought he had shocking news to share. "Oh s---. F---," Dilanian said after MSNBC host Craig Melvin asked him to deliver some breaking news. Deadline reports that Melvin remained "poker faced" as...

Rachel Maddow: I'm Going Into Quarantine

MSNBC host will self-isolate at home after 'close contact' is infected with COVID

(Newser) - Don't go looking for MSNBC's most-watched anchor for the immediate future. Rachel Maddow has announced that she'll be off the air for a little while as she quarantines after a "close contact" tested positive for COVID-19, reports USA Today . "Everything happens, all at once,"...

Black Female Host Infiltrates 'Universe of White Men'

Joy Reid to anchor nightly show 'The ReidOut' on MSNBC, sliding into Chris Matthews' 'Hardball' slot

(Newser) - MSNBC's Joy Reid is moving from her weekend show to a coveted weeknight slot once occupied by Chris Matthews. The 51-year-old host of AM Joy will now anchor The ReidOut, taking the nightly 7pm space where Matthews' Hardball lived. That makes Reid just one of a few Black women...

Chris Matthews Leaves MSNBC
Host Apologizes, Quits MSNBC

Host Apologizes, Quits MSNBC

Journalist had written about Chris Matthews' behavior toward her

(Newser) - Veteran MSNBC host Chris Matthews said he's retiring from his show Hardball, citing his inappropriate comments about women. Matthews opened his program Monday with the announcement he was ending his run on the political hour that he started in 1997, the AP reports. "This is the last Hardball ...

Bernie Sanders Gets Apology From Chris Matthews

MSNBC host likened his Nevada caucus win to the Nazi invasion of France

(Newser) - Chris Matthews isn't one to freely dole out apologies, leading the New York Times to call one extended to Bernie Sanders "a moment of humility." The Hardball anchor had come under fire—with Sanders reportedly extremely bothered himself—over comments he made Saturday during MSNBC's coverage...

MSNBC Fans, This Face Might Greet You Every Day

Yes, it's Shepard Smith

(Newser) - MSNBC is mulling a shakeup that would give Chuck Todd a morning slot and bring in Fox News fugitive Shepard Smith—if, that is, the network can snag him. MSNBC insiders tell the Daily Beast that several networks want Smith, who quit Fox News last year, but no one's...

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