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MSNBC Replaces Departing Anchor Variety

MSNBC is shuffling its on-air lineup. Variety reports that the cable news channel has found a replacement for "Jansing & Co." host Chris Jansing, who's set to become senior White House correspondent for NBC News, as we reported earlier this month.

"Telemundo anchor Jose Díaz-Balart will anchor MSNBC’s 10 a.m. hour live from Miami, Florida, starting in mid-June, replacing the departing Chris Jansing and her 'Jansing & Co.,'" Variety reports. "Díaz-Balart currently co-anchors Telemundo’s 'Noticiero Telemundo' and hosts 'Enfoque con José Díaz-Balart,' and will continue to do so, the NBCUniversal-owned cable network said."

In a statement, MSNBC President Phil Griffin said: “MSNBC is committed to engaging new audiences and communities. To that end, I’ve been talking with José for several months about bringing his voice to MSNBC. He has a keen understanding of the political landscape and three decades of experience in both broadcast and cable news.”

Variety adds: "Díaz-Balart began his career in 1983 and has reported historic events and interviewed major political figures for prestigious news outlets including NBC News and Telemundo. His achievements include being the first journalist to serve as news anchor on two national television networks in Spanish and English on the same day for an entire season."

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