1:19pm PT by Sophie Schillaci
Contessa Brewer Steps Down from MSNBC News Anchor Post
Contessa Brewer said goodbye to her MSNBC anchor chair on Friday, Aug. 26.
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Brewer will continue to serve as host of the network’s weekend documentary series Caught on Camera, as well as other projects for NBC News and MSNBC, but announced that Friday would be her last day anchoring the NoonET hour on MSNBC.
TV Newser reports that a replacement has not yet been tapped, but will likely debut sometime after Labor Day. A temporary anchor is expected to fill in next week.
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Brewer has been with MSNBC since September 2003. Earlier this summer, the network hired Craig Melvin to serve as dayside anchor and correspondent for NBC News.