MSNBC Shakes Up Daytime Programming, Taps NBC’s Katy Tur, Hallie Jackson to Anchor


Tur JacksonNBC News’ Katy Tur has been selected to anchor MSNBC’s 2 P.M. weekday hour, at least through the first 100 days of Donald Trump‘s presidency. Likewise, NBC’s Hallie Jackson has been selected to anchor the 10 A.M. hour.

NBC News Washington Bureau Chief Ken Strickland confirmed the moves in an internal memo obtained by Variety. “More to come soon,” Strickland promised.

Tur in particular benefited from a raised profile during the election, when she was constantly attacked by Donald Trump while covering his rallies. “You’re not reporting it, Katy,” Trump pointed and yelled at Tur in one typical example.

Thomas Roberts, the previous 2 P.M. hour anchor, was quietly pulled from anchoring duties in December. Meanwhile, previous 10 A.M. hour host Craig Melvin has been hosting the 1 P.M. hour.

In a tweet, Jackson also announced that she had been promoted to NBC News White House correspondent.

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