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MSNBC Tweaks Its Anchor Lineup

Aug 25, 2011  •  Post A Comment

MSNBC continues to tinker with its on-air lineup, with the latest move shifting a longtime anchor to what appears to be a lower-profile role on the cable nework, TVNewser.com reports.

Contessa Brewer, who has been with MSNBC since 2003 and has anchored the noon (ET) hour for the past year and a half, will no longer be an anchor, according to the report. Her last daily newscast is scheduled for this Friday, Aug. 26.

Brewer will continue to be the host of the weekend documentary series "Caught On Camera," and will begin working on other NBC News and MSNBC projects.

Interim anchors will take over Brewer’s noon spot for now, with a reworked show expected to launch after Labor Day.

The story notes that MSNBC also recently added Craig Melvin to its anchor lineup.

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Contessa Brewer

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  1. MSNBC is my usual background noise during the day—that is, with the exception of Brewer’s hour. I didn’t care for her reporting style while she worked at WTMJ, the NBC station in Milwaukee. Still don’t.
    Is it possible that Brewer’s ratings rose when she went on leave recently?
    I wish her well in her future endeavors, but I’m happy to see her leave.

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