The Hollywood Reporter has learned that the cable news network is bulking up its news coverage in the daytime, and that means shows toplined by Joy-Ann Reid (The Reid Report) and Ronan Farrow (Ronan Farrow Daily) both are out.
From 1-3 p.m. ET, Thomas Roberts now will anchor a two-hour block of news programming every weekday. The new role, which starts March 2, will have Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski pinch-hitting at MSNBC’S Way Too Early until a permanent replacement is found. (Tamron Hall is staying on at 11 a.m., as is Andrea Mitchell at noon.)
Changes to the 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. hours were inevitable for MSNBC, as both time slots recently clocked all-time ratings lows.
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