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Shakeup at MSNBC

Jun 13, 2019  •  Post A Comment

Cable news channel MSNBC has just had a shakeup in its programming unit, with the former head of dayside, NBC News SVP Janelle Rodriguez, shuffled over to NBC News Now, the network’s streaming service, Mediaite reports.

Jonathan Wald, SVP of programming and development, and MSNBC executive editor Dan Arnall will now oversee dayside, the story reports.

“The changes were announced company-wide at 9 a.m. Wednesday,” Mediaite reports. “A source told Mediaite that the new organization returns MSNBC to its former structure: dayside will be managed in two blocks, with Wald taking over 9 a.m. to noon and Arnall taking noon to 4 p.m. Wald will also continue to oversee the network’s primetime shows, alongside MSNBC president Phil Griffin.”

The report adds: “Rodriguez will continue to lead newsgathering and editorial for MSNBC dayside, ‘NBC Nightly News,’ in addition to her job for the network’s streaming service. Show producers, however, will report to Wald and Arnall.”

The moves reportedly come amid “mounting complaints from NBC News chief Andy Lack about a dip in MSNBC’s ratings following the end of the Mueller investigation.”

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