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Report: Latest Shakeup at MSNBC Includes Trying to Get Keith Olbermann Back

Mar 16, 2016  •  Post A Comment

MSNBC is shuffling executives as it continues to search for a cure for its low ratings. The New York Post reports that NBC News boss Andy Lack “is expected to name Senior Vice President Janelle Rodriguez to a new position running all of its daytime lineup,” with the official announcement expected as soon as today.

“MSNBC President Phil Griffin has been in charge of ‘dayside’ programming, along with Managing Editor Rashida Jones. Rodriguez will handle those daytime duties, reporting to both Griffin and NBC News President Deborah Turness,” the Post reports.

The cable channel also reportedly continues to try to lure back Keith Olbermann to do political commentary. “Olbermann had declined an earlier offer in December to return, in part because of the small salary involved,” the Post notes.

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4 Comments

  1. Interesting. He had very low ratings B/4 and now they want him back? There have got to be plenty of other liberal commentators that will get better ratings than him. MSNBC must really be desperate.

  2. Just as MSNBC is improving its hard news coverage and attempting to be fair and balanced, now they are considering hiring back the hate merchant, Olbermann.

  3. Olbermann is only a hate merchant if you love politicians like Donald Trump. He was also the primary reason to watch MSNBC, and one of the big reasons their ratings have fallen.

    And no one believes he was cancelled for low ratings; he was cancelled because by all means he’s a pain in the ass, and a thorn in the side to senior Comcast management, who are on the far right of the political spectrum.

  4. Exactly right about Comcasr.

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