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John Leguizamo on Exploring Latin History With MSNBC’s ‘Leguizamo Does America’

John Leguizamo really, really loves Latin history. “I’m a history addict. I’m an idiot savant in history,” the actor, writer and producer says, laughing. “Latin history’s become my thing — my passion — and I try to smuggle it wherever I can.” The Menu and Encanto star had done a version of that with his popular […]

MSNBC Adds Former CNN Anchor Ana Cabrera to Daytime Lineup

MSNBC is adding another notable news anchor to its dayside lineup. Ana Cabrera, who left CNN at the end of last year, will anchor MSNBC’s 10 a.m. hour in a program called Ana Cabrera Reports. Jose Diaz-Balart most recently anchored the hour for MSNBC, but shifted to 11 a.m. as part of a larger shake-up […]

MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ and CNBC’s ‘Squawk Box’ to Stream Live on Peacock in News Push

Peacock is doubling down on live news, bringing a pair of cable news programs to its live streaming lineup. The NBCUniversal-owned streaming service will stream MSNBC’s Morning Joe and CNBC’s Squawk Box live beginning Tuesday, March 28. The shows will be part of a “Morning News Live” editorial element on Peacock, expanding its live news […]

MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle Wants Viewers to Follow the Money

When Stephanie Ruhle took over MSNBC’s The 11th Hour a year ago, she did so as a self-described “huge fan” of the show.  It was Brian Williams who launched the program in 2016, quickly establishing an approach that recognized the late time slot it occupied, and the audience most likely to tune in.  “I loved […]

MSNBC Sets Jen Psaki Weekly Series, Says Streaming and Social Shows in the Works

Former White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki’s first MSNBC program is set. Psaki will host a weekly series for the cable news channel called Inside With Jen Psaki, beginning Sunday, March 19. The show will run at noon on Sundays and stream on Peacock the following day. Inside will see Psaki breaking down the big […]

More Than 400 Writers Guild Members Call on MSNBC to Reach “Fair Contract” With Union

The Writers Guild of America East is putting some additional pressure on MSNBC to expedite contract negotiations. More than 400 members of the union — including star members Tina Fey, Lilly Wachowski and David Simon — are calling on the cable news brand to agree “to a fair contract that includes the pay and protections […]

MSNBC Shakes Up Daytime, Weekend Anchor Duties As Hallie Jackson Adds Streaming Hour

The new year is kicking off with some notable changes at NBC’s newsgathering operations, including daytime and streaming programming shifts as well as layoffs impacting the division. Over at the digital platform NBC News NOW, Hallie Jackson is getting a vote of confidence with an additional hour of the senior Washington correspondent’s show, which will […]

No Longer Flush With Cash, TV News Enters Belt-Tightening Era

The afternoon email hit some inside CNN like a ton of bricks. The cable news channel, now under Warner Bros. Discovery (its second owner in just a few years) was going to face budget cuts and layoffs. “There is widespread concern over the global economic outlook, and we must factor that risk into our long-term […]

Tiffany Cross Out at MSNBC as Channel Cancels Weekend Show

MSNBC is about to get an opening on Saturday mornings. The cable news channel is parting with with Tiffany Cross, the progressive host and political analyst who had been leading MSNBC’s 10 AM-12 PM hours on Saturday mornings, effective immediately, a source familiar with the matter confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. Cross has hosted The […]

A Drive-Through Window Revelation and Pitching the CEO at a Buffet: How MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace Cooked Up NBC’s Ukraine Fundraiser

On Sunday, July 3, NBC will air a primetime special hoping to raise money to benefit victims of Russia’s war in Ukraine. The special, Ukraine: Answering the Call, will run on NBC, MSNBC and CNBC at 7 p.m. Sunday, with guest appearances scheduled from Paul McCartney, Billie Eilish, Sheryl Crow, Jon Batiste, Alicia Keys, Simu […]

MSNBC Taps Alex Wagner as Rachel Maddow’s Successor

MSNBC has found its new 9 p.m. host: former MSNBC dayside host and CBS News anchor Alex Wagner. Wagner effectively succeeds Rachel Maddow, who shifted to a weekly format earlier this year. Maddow continues to host the hour on Monday nights, and when there is breaking news coverage (for example, she led coverage after the […]

TV Ratings: 20M Watch Jan. 6 Hearings, ABC and MSNBC Lead

A little more than 20 million people watched the televised hearings of the House of Representatives’ January 6 committee Thursday night. ABC and MSNBC drew the biggest audiences for the two-hour hearings about the storming of the Capitol last year. They were televised live across a dozen cable and broadcast outlets. Fox News, which pointedly […]