MSNBC Officially Welcomes Ari Melber As The Newest Member Of The Cycle

He’s been filling in for Steve Kornacki since that former co-host of The Cycle was announced as Chris Hayes‘ MSNBC weekend show replacement, so it was no surprise when Ari Melber officially joined the team this afternoon.

Melber received a warm welcome from The Cycle‘s three other co-hosts, who grilled him about his favorite hip hop albums and works of literature. He humbly paid tribute to his predecessor, saying “It’s a big sweater to fill,” referring to Kornacki’s limited wardrobe. And the show debuted a new photo-shopped image of the four hosts as if they were actually laughing and joking together in the same place.

With his background as a columnist for progressive magazine The Nation, you can expect Melber to side with Krystal Ball and Touré, with S.E. Cupp remaining the sole conservative on the panel.

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