Former Fox Business Network EVP Kevin Magee is heading to MSNBC as the new Executive in Charge of Morning Joe, replacing Michael Weisman who has served in the position for the past year. Magee begins his new role immediately, working alongside Executive Producer Alex Korson.
Magee most recently served as Executive Vice President of Fox Business Network and Executive Vice President of Fox News Radio. Prior to that, Magee was the Head of Programming for Fox News Channel from 2001-2006. He was also Business News Executive Producer at CNBC and a Senior Producer for Good Morning America.
“As we enter a fascinating and historic election year, we are thrilled to add Kevin’s knowledge of news gathering and morning television,” said Phil Griffin. “’Morning Joe’ is the most influential news show on television and Kevin’s insight and experience will be a huge asset to our team.”
“Michael was a great help in revitalizing the show and doing exactly what we brought him on to do,” said “Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough. “Though we knew he was only committed to helping for one year, we will continue to seek his invaluable insights and Michael will always remain a critical part of the Morning Joe family.”