Exclusive: MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki Planning New 4 p.m. Show

steve_kornacki-620x412It seems like the sweater may be getting a new home.

It looks like MSNBC politics wonk Steve Kornacki will be getting a new show at 4 p.m. ET on the network beginning as soon as next week. Kornacki has told colleagues and prospective guests that he will be “starting a new show” in this time slot, which previously had been an extension of MSNBC Live that airs before Chuck Todd‘s MTP Daily.

Kornacki has been largely anchoring the 9 a.m. hour after some network shakeups involving Jose Diaz-Balart, who had been anchoring the hour and continues to host late morning coverage for the net. Kornacki has also been an active part of MSNBC’s emerging Road Warriors effort, a spotlight on the correspondents who have covered the 2016 election from the campaign trail: Hallie Jackson, Katy Tur, Kristen Welker, and Kasie Hunt.

The move would come just months after the former Up host left weekends in the rearview mirror for a more prominent role with the network, anchoring the Monday editions of MTP Daily. Kornacki has gained serious respect from his colleagues and bosses through this election season with his deep knowledge of, and passion for, critical campaign numbers and minutiae.

We reached out to MSNBC for comment and will update accordingly.

J.D. Durkin (@jiveDurkey) is an editorial producer and columnist at Mediaite.

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