MSNBC Names Host for New Weekend Show B&C
MSNBC continues to tweak its lineup, focusing in particular on weekends. B&C reports that the cable channel has named political analyst Karen Finney, a familiar talking head on MSNBC since 2009, as the host of a new weekend program.
Finney will host a Saturday and Sunday hour that will air from 4-5 p.m. ET. Her show’s name and premiere date are still to be determined.
The show will lead into Ed Schultz’s “The Ed Show,” which left prime time weeknights for Saturdays and Sundays, and will be televised from 5-7 p.m. ET.
In a statement, MSNBC President Phil Griffin said, "Karen's rich background in both education policy and politics will add a unique point of view to our expanding live weekend programming."
Finney is a former spokeswoman for the Democratic National Committee and has worked on four presidential campaigns. She worked in Bill Clinton’s White House and was on board for Hillary Clinton's first New York Senate race.