Melissa Harris-Perry is taking her next step post-MSNBC. The former weekend show host has signed on to BET News as a special correspondent. She will host and contribute to various BET News programs and develop longform news specials for the network.
Her first assignment will be to co-anchor election coverage for the Republican and Democratic National Conventions along with with BET News correspondent Marc Lamont Hill. The cable net will air an hourlong recap special on the GOP confab at 11 AM Sunday, July 24. It will include the convention’s most talked-about highlights along with exclusive interviews with newsmakers and celebrities.
Harris-Perry and MSNBC parted ways in March after an email in which she denounced MSNBC’s decision to pre-empt her show for election-cycle coverage was leaked to The New York Times.