MSNBC host and former White Home Press Secretary Jen Psaki goes to primetime.
Inside with Jen Psaki will now run on the cable information channel on Monday nights at 8 p.m. starting Sep. 25, changing an hour of All In with Chris Hayes.
Hayes will proceed to host his present on Tuesday by Friday nights. Psaki will even proceed to host Inside on Sundays at midday, and write her MSNBC political column.
MSNBC famous that, for the previous 12 months, All In has had a rotating slate of visitor hosts on Monday nights as Hayes has labored on his podcast, an upcoming ebook, and dwell occasions. He’ll proceed to develop his portfolio of content material for the corporate. Psaki, it needs to be famous, was a frequent visitor host for Hayes on Monday nights.
Whereas hosts like Hayes and The Final Phrase’s Lawrence O’Donnell have been stalwarts of MSNBC’s primetime lineup (for 10 and 13 years, respectively), the channel has additionally tweaked its slate of hosts over the previous 12 months or so.
Stephanie Ruhle took over The eleventh Hour final 12 months, and in a landmark deal (that seems to have set the template for Psaki’s transfer), Alex Wagner took over the 9 p.m. hour on Tuesdays-Fridays, with MSNBC’s largest star Rachel Maddow persevering with to host her program on Monday nights and when there are main information occasions.
The brand new lineup creates a Monday night time slate of Pleasure Reid, Jen Psaki, Rachel Maddow, and Lawrence O’Donnell, with Reid, Chris Hayes, Alex Wagner and O’Donnell main the lineup the remainder of the week.
Psaki joined MSNBC final 12 months, with the preliminary plans being a brand new present meant to be unique to Peacock, NBCUniversal’s streaming service. Inside ended up debuting earlier this 12 months as a weekend program, becoming a member of a lineup of opinion and evaluation reveals.
The debut of Inside drew 1.1 million viewers, shortly drawing the eye of cable information watchers. In August, Inside averaged 931,000 viewers (beating each Fox Information and CNN within the Midday Sunday hour). It’s price noting that MSNBC’s rankings surged final month because it lined the indictments of Donald Trump.
And MSNBC has been removed from alone in tweaking its primetime slate forward of the 2024 election.
Final month CNN overhauled its primetime lineup, with Abby Phillip taking up 10 p.m. and Laura Coates 11 p.m., becoming a member of Kaitlan Collins at 9 (having solely joined the hour earlier in the summertime), and eight p.m. stalwart Anderson Cooper.
And in June Fox Information rejiggered its lineup, shifting Laura Ingraham to 7 p.m., Jesse Watters to eight p.m., and Greg Gutfeld to 10 p.m., leaving Sean Hannity in place at 9.