MSNBC hires NPR host
MSNBC has hired a longtime public radio host to anchor an unspecified program.
- Joshua Johnson, who currently hosts “1A” (short for “First Amendment”) for NPR.
- Now, he’s slated to get his own show on the NBC owned cable network.
- It’s not immediately clear where his show will land on the schedule.
- Previous public radio hires Joy Reid and David Gura have weekend shows on the network — and it’s possible Johnson’s show could take over one of the spots used for “MSNBC Live” or a repeat of the network’s primetime shows on the weekend.
- The network’s weekday schedule is fairly solid, though it’s always possible a change could be coming.