Looks like MSNBC is going to start off 2016 with a bang.
The struggling cable net has hired Kevin McGree as Executive in Charge of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
Magee who previously served as Executive Vice President for Fox Business Network will begin in the new role immediately and work alongside Executive Producer Alex Korson.
Most recently, Magee served as Executive Vice President of Fox Business Network and Executive Vice President of Fox News Radio. Prior to that, Magee was the Head of Programming for Fox News Channel from 2001-2006. He was also Business News Executive Producer at CNBC and a Senior Producer for “Good Morning America.”
“As we enter a fascinating and historic election year, we are thrilled to add Kevin’s knowledge of news gathering and morning television,” said Phil Griffin. “’Morning Joe’ is the most influential news show on television and Kevin’s insight and experience will be a huge asset to our team.”
Magee replaces Emmy Award winning TV veteran Michael Weisman who was Executive in Charge of “Morning Joe” over the last twelve months collaborating with Mr. Korson, in which time the show secured over 100 Presidential candidate interviews and more viewers watched “Morning Joe” than CNN for the 6th year in a row.
“Michael was a great help in revitalizing the show and doing exactly what we brought him on to do,” said “Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough. “Though we knew he was only committed to helping for one year, we will continue to seek his invaluable insights and Michael will always remain a critical part of the Morning Joe family.”
In other words, we'll never talk to him again.