MSNBC Names Alex Wagner To Take Over Rachel Maddow's T-F Timeslot

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MSNBC has introduced that Alex Wagner would be the new T-F host of MSNBC’s 9 PM hour.

MSNBC made the announcement in a press liberate supplied to PoliticusUSA:

MSNBC President Rashida Jones has named famend journalist, editor and manufacturer Alex Wagner because the host of the 9 p.m. hour on MSNBC. The brand new program, which shall be named at a later date, will premiere August sixteenth and air Tuesdays via Fridays. Rachel Maddow will proceed to host The Rachel Maddow Display on Mondays at 9 p.m. ET.

A well-recognized face to MSNBC audiences, Wagner will leverage her wide-ranging experience in politics and tradition—and her paintings throughout tv, virtual and print—to take on the most important tales of the day. She may even give a contribution to important protection for MSNBC, together with the pivotal midterm elections this autumn. With the announcement, Wagner turns into the one Asian American to host a primetime cable information program.

MSNBC will stay going with the High designation at the 9 PM non-Maddow nights till the center of August. With 1/6 Committee hearings and different occasions sure to pop a couple of of the ones nights earlier than Wagner debuts will characteristic Rachel Maddow.

Rachel Maddow rejected Keith Olbermann as a possible 9 PM host and has authorized of Alex Wagner.

The community desperately wanted an enduring host for non-Rachel Maddow Display nights. Viewership used to be down just about 1,000,000 audience earlier than the 1/6 Committee hearings with out Maddow at the air.

Alex Wagner had a prior sunlight hours display on MSNBC from 2011-2015, so she is understood to longtime audience.

Wagner used to be the most productive of the rotating fill-in hosts for Maddow as she has her personal taste that meshes rather well with Rachel Maddow’s top-notch group of workers.

Rachel Maddow will undoubtedly no longer be coming again to nightly announces, however 9 PM shall be in just right arms with Alex Wagner.