MSNBC Tweaks Lineup in Wake of Bashir’s Exit

January 9, 2014  •  Post A Comment

MSNBC continues to deal with fallout from Martin Bashir’s hasty departure. TVNewser reports that the cable channel will rotate a cast of hosts in its noon hour when Alex Wagner moves to 4 p.m. ET.

Joy Reid has been filling in at 4 p.m. since Bashir’s exit. As previously reported, Bashir resigned after getting in hot water over comments he made about Sarah Palin.

Reid will also fill in at noon, the piece reports. Another member of the rotating cast at noon will be Ari Melber of MSNBC’s panel show "The Cycle."

“MSNBC has tried out hosts temporarily before permanently giving them a show in the past, including Rev. Al Sharpton, who filled in at 6 p.m. for most of the summer in 2011 before being named permanent host,” the story notes.

The network also has a vacancy at 11 a.m., with Thomas Roberts moving to the early morning hours starting Jan. 13, the story says. It’s not clear yet what will happen with the 11 a.m. hour or in which time period Ronan Farrow will be scheduled.

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