An MSNBC spokesperson tells Breitbart News that the daytime hours currently anchored by Ronan Farrow and Joy Ann Reid will be canceled and replaced with a two-hour, 1-3 pm block, anchored by Thomas Roberts. He will officially assume these duties March 2.
Currently, Roberts anchors “Way Too Early” at 5:30 am. Until his replacement can be found, “Morning Joe” co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski will start a half-hour earlier to fill in.
Farrow will turn his attention to a series of primetime specials and will be seen throughout the network as a special correspondent. Reid will become a national correspondent with duties throughout the many MSNBC platforms, including a role as a regular contributor during MSNBC primetime.
According to the spokesperson, “MSNBC dayside programming will now feature news-focused coverage beginning at 9 am with The Daily Rundown and continuing through 3 pm, which includes news-focused coverage provided by Tamron Hall at 11 am and Andrea Mitchell at 12:00 pm.”
In a previous daytime MSNBC overhaul, both Reid and Farrow premiered their respective shows a little over a year ago. This will be Thomas Roberts’ second shot at a daytime MSNBC slot.