MSNBC Hires New Host from Telemundo

Telemundo anchor José Díaz-Balart will join MSNBC’s weekday line-up next month.

Díaz-Balart will anchor MSNBC’s 10 a.m. hour live from Miami, Florida. He will begin in mid-June following the departure of Chris Jansing, who is heading to Washington as NBC News Sr. White House Correspondent. The announcement was made today by Phil Griffin, President of MSNBC.

Díaz-Balart currently co-anchors Telemundo’s “Noticiero Telemundo” and hosts “Enfoque con José Díaz-Balart,” roles in which he will continue to serve.

“It’s a great privilege for me to be able to be a part of the MSNBC team while continuing my work with my colleagues at Telemundo,” said Díaz-Balart. “I look forward to providing news and information in a dynamic and objective manner, while always recognizing America’s unique diversity.”

“MSNBC is committed to engaging new audiences and communities. To that end, I’ve been talking with José for several months about bringing his voice to MSNBC,” said Griffin.

We're just happy that Griffin took months to make the hire, instead of just 20 minutes.

Hopefully this hire will workout better.