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.
In honor of Earth Day and tonight’s premiere of Just Eat It, MSNBC president Phil Griffin has started his very own Instagram account. Griffin launched the account with a video encouraging people to join MSNBC in taking the #NoFoodWasted challenge. Show More Summary
This ten minute Canadian epic is awesome. Johnny Jumper features Phil McKnight - Scott Varney - Corey Lof - Chris Wardle - Rob Mentov - Tom Berry - Erik Tarlowski - Sam Beaulieu - Tyler Pearson-Mallin - Griffin Kirby - Nolan Waller -...Show More Summary
Per Charlie’s excellent take on MSNBC’s decline, there’s a sweet ha-ha about Phil Griffin’s lefty business model. Despite all the mandated ideology over at Rockefeller Center, the fact is is that Morning Joe – hosted by a conservative (go ahead, scream) – is arguably the cable channel’s most-important show, on all fronts. Show More Summary
The troubles continue at MSNBC. Per Dylan Byers at Politico: In a memo to staff in December, MSNBC President Phil Griffin conceded that the network is suffering: “It’s no secret that 2014 was a difficult year for the entire cable news industry and especially for MSNBC,” he wrote. Show More Summary
In December, MSNBC President Phil Griffin signaled that the network would be expanding its programming beyond DC and Beltway politics. To kick this off, two weeks ago, ahead of ‘7 Days of Genius: Venture into the Extraordinary Festival’...Show More Summary
And when the losses mounted and morale continued to tumble, the guy in charge fired the punter and field goal kicker. The NFL season may be over, but the analogies never go out of style...particularly as they apply to the Washington Redskins of cable news in the form of MSNBC. Show More Summary
MSNBC president Phil Griffin apparently thought that taking the flagging Morning Joe program and plopping it into the prime time schedule was going to help solve the network’s ratings woes, but instead it turned into a ratings disaster for the liberal cable news network. Last Friday, MSNBC aired a two-hour version of Morning Joe at […]
Dana Haller, who worked her way up from executive assistant to MSNBC president Phil Griffin to executive producer, is taking on a new role at the network. An MSNBC source reveals exclusively to TVNewser that Haller has been moved off “NOW with Alex Wagner” to the newly-created role of Senior EP of Strategic Content. Show More Summary
Following on the heels of upbeat year-end messages from MSNBC president Phil Griffin and CNN president Jeff Zucker, Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes emailed his staff a similarly upbeat message this week, thanking them for their hard work, and reminding them that just because they are the runaway number one cable news network, […]
MSNBC's President Phil Griffin had to achieve the seemingly impossible this week: make the network's end of year ratings seem well, not quite so bad.