Chris Hayes to host MSNBC primetime show
10:13 AM on 03/14/2013
Chris Hayes will host the 8 pm hour on MSNBC weekdays beginning April 1, the company said Thursday. Hayes has hosted a weekend morning program for MSNBC, Up with Chris Hayes, since 2011.
“Chris has done an amazing job creating a franchise on weekend mornings,” said Phil Griffin, MSNBC president. ”He’s an extraordinary talent and has made a strong connection with our audience. This is an exciting time for MSNBC.”
Hayes regularly contributed to MSNBC’s 2012 presidential election last year and served as a guest host for other primetime shows, such as The Rachel Maddow Show and The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell.
“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.”
He takes over the slot previously held by Ed Schultz who will move to weekend evenings.
Hayes is author of Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy.
Welcome to 8pm. I'm a big fan of Ed's but also yours. Only one suggestion. Please slow down when you comment. You speak too fast. You can learn something from Al Sharpton. Though some consider him too slow, middle aged people like me, prefer that over quick speak. I look forward to watching you just before my fave, Rachael Maddow.