Politico has the interview with Phil Griffin. Yeah. Griffin cast the rebranding as just one more stage in MSNBC’s “evolution.” “MSNBC will turn 20 this year on July 15,” he said. “There have been so many evolutions, and look if you don’t evolve, in any medium, you’re going to lose. Show More Summary
Longtime MSNBC exec Izzy Povich is leaving, cable news network president Phil Griffin announced to staff this afternoon. Povich was named VP talent and development in 2013; back then, Povich's name had surfaced on the reported short list of candidates to replace Jim Bell as exec producer of NBC News' Today. Show More Summary
The New York Post is reporting that MSNBC may be ready to dump its longtime president, Phil Griffin, in favor of new daytime boss Janelle Rodriguez. If Griffin is fired, it would represent quite a reversal of fortune. Just a few years ago, MSNBC was riding high as it overtook CNN for second place in the […]
It's not news that many presume MSNBC's top dog Phil Griffin is in a perilous spot, but the New York Post's Claire Atkinson is offering some specific speculation on Griffin's demise.
There were no plans to cancel Harris-Perry's show--until that memo.
In an email to her staff, Harris-Perry blasted NBC News chairman Andrew Lack (inset l.) and/or MSNBC president Phil Griffin (inset r.) for treating her show without respect and suggested she is part of the network for racial purpose...
...have to be the shortest meetings in corporate history. Because based on the observable performance of the network they're either this: Phil Griffin: How are the ratings? Everybody: Great! Phil Griffin: Great! Meeting adjourned. Or...Show More Summary
Why are all our rock heroes dying? David Bowie, Motorhead’s Lemmy and former drummer Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor, Yes’s Chris Squire, Toto’s Mike Porcaro, Mott the Hoople’s Dale Griffin, blues legend B.B. King, REO Speedwagon’s Gary Richrath, bassist Jimmy Bain, electronic music pioneer Edgar Froese, Greek great Demis Roussos, APP’s Chris Rainbow, Free’s Andy Fraser, […]
"I expect that we’ll have a lot to celebrate in 2016 – including MSNBC’s twentieth anniversary. They grow up so fast!"
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NBC News and MSNBC are joining forces. NBC News President Deborah Turness and MSNBC President Phil Griffin announced in a memo Thursday that Dafna Linzer will become managing editor of politics -- a new position that will operate across both networks. Show More Summary
Memo to staff this morning from NBC News president Deborah Turness and MSNBC chief Phil Griffin: All, As we head into this exciting and important election year, we continue to build up our political coverage across both NBC News and MSNBC. Show More Summary
Mr. "Not My Job to Fact-Check" Chuck Todd will be starting his newest gig at MSNBC daily, beginning September 28 at 5 pm Eastern. Kate Snow will anchor the 3-5 pm slot with supposed "hard news." We shall see. From Phil Griffin's memo: Starting...Show More Summary
As part of Phil Griffin's ongoing effort to boost the ratings of MSNBC, the cable channel's president announced on Thursday that Chuck Todd -- the 12th moderator of the Meet the Press Sunday morning series and political director forShow More Summary
MSNBC chief Phil Griffin finally parsed out some details on the network’s much discussed daytime lineup and confirmed Brian Williams will return to the air next week when Pope Francis lands for his U.S. visit, and Kate Snow is getting the cable news net’s 3-5 PM block, Griffin confirmed. Show More Summary
Soon it really will be the Rachel Maddow Network. Via Hollywood Reporter: MSNBC is moving reverend and talk-show host Al Sharpton’s PoliticsNation to Sundays, network president Phil Griffin said in a memo on Wednesday. Its last weekday airing will be on Sept. Show More Summary
MSNBC president Phil Griffin has finally decided what to do with Al Sharpton’s low-rated Politics Nation show, announcing in a staff memo that the controversial host will move to Sunday mornings. Sharpton’s last weekday show will air on September 4, and he will start in his new 8 a.m. Sunday slot on October 4, according […]
That'll fix things up just right. Shows being canceled outright include The Cycle, a multiple-host show similar to Fox?s The Five, Now with Alex Wagner, and The Ed Show. Politico reports that MSNBC President Phil Griffin is expected to make...
When asked about MSNBC's low ratings two years ago, Phil Griffin, the network's president, said they weren't even trying to compete with CNN's breaking news coverage because "We’re not the place for that." But earlier this year, MSNBC decided that it probably should be the place for breaking news, not... More »
Late last year, as MSNBC bled primetime viewers, network chief Phil Griffin openly sought to "broaden" the channel's coverage, away from progressive commentary-heavy talk shows and back to human interest stories and hard news. Since then, multiple shows have been cancelled and jobs have been called into question.