Inside MSNBC’s Big Shakeup
Even top producers were surprised when Axios announced Wednesday night that MSNBC had extended “Morning Joe” by an hour and replaced Brian Williams at 11:00 EST with Stephanie Ruhle. Network executives had no plans to announce lineup changes for a few more weeks in February. Negotiations were in progress. Importance: Due to the leak, MSNBC leaders scrambled to answer internal questions about what the fourth hour of “Morning Joe” would look like.