Rashida Jones To Lead Dayside Programming At MSNBC
MSNBC introduced an enormous change in its govt ranks on Tuesday: Rashida Jones is taking up one other function main MSNBC’s daytime programming, whereas retaining her function as senior vp of specials for NBC Information and MSNBC.
NBC Information Chairman Andrew Lack and MSNBC President Phil Griffin made the announcement in a memo to staff on Wednesday.
“Rashida is well-known at MSNBC in her present function, and because the former Managing Editor of dayside,” they wrote. “She now brings a complete new degree of experience from the community, when it comes to breaking information—as she has carried out by managing particular reviews; by producing stay occasions on a large scale—as she did with our most up-to-date political debates; and by driving main cross-network initiatives—as she did with final 12 months’s Justice for All sequence.
Dan Arnall may have oversight of the dayside exhibits, and can report back to Jones, together with Betsy Korona, govt director of stories. Primetime govt producers will report back to Griffin. Jonathan Wald will now function senior govt producer of The 11th Hour with Brian Williams.
Final June, MSNBC appointed Wald, senior VP of programming and improvement, and Arnall, MSNBC govt editor, to run daytime.
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The most recent strikes, Lack and Griffin wrote, are a part of a method to attract extra tremendously on NBC Information for MSNBC content material.
“The steps we’ve taken over the previous couple of years—by infusing the good work of MSNBC with the big sources and journalistic heft of NBC Information—have ready us for this second,” Lack and Griffin wrote. “And now, reporting on a disaster not like any of us has ever seen, we’re extra dedicated than ever to the mission of breaking extra information all through the day.”