The president of MSNBC, where the early days of the Trump administration have been good for ratings, isn’t going anywhere soon. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Phil Griffin just signed a new contract to stay on the job.
MSNBC hasn’t made an official announcement and the terms have not been revealed; the report cites a source with knowledge of the deal.
“The news comes as MSNBC has seen its fortunes rise for its coverage of the early chaotic days of the Trump administration,” THR reports. “To be sure, all three of the top cable news networks were up in the first quarter of the year. But MSNBC has bested even perennial leader Fox News Channel in the all-important 25-54 demographic during primetime in recent days. And ‘The Rachel Maddow Show’ has been the No. 1 cable news program since March.”
Griffin, who has been with MSNBC since its launch, became president in 2008.