This is the other MSNBC shoe we were waiting to hear drop following Ed Schultz’s announcement last night that he’s leaving his weeknight 8 PM/ET slot in April. Chris Hayes‘ show is moving to weeknights from 5-7 PM/ET. No word yet on what will replace Up With Chris Hayes, which runs weekends at 8 AM/ET. Here’s today’s release:
NEW YORK – March 14, 2013 – Chris Hayes will host MSNBC’s 8 p.m. ET hour starting Monday, April 1. The announcement was made today by Phil Griffin, President of MSNBC.
“Chris has done an amazing job creating a franchise on weekend morning,” said Griffin. “He’s an extraordinary talent and has made a strong connection with our audience. This is an exciting time for MSNBC.”
“I am thrilled to be joining Rachel and Lawrence in primetime,” said Hayes. “I’ve absolutely loved hosting UP on the weekends and I’m looking forward to thinking through the news five nights a week.” (more…)