Skip to comments.MSNBC's Chris Hayes to replace Ed Schultz
Posted on 03/14/2013 8:40:48 AM PDT by raccoonradio
MSNBC's Chris Hayes has been tapped to replace outgoing host Ed Schultz in the 8 p.m. weeknight slot, according to network sources.
In just a year and a half, Hayes has generated a cult following as host of the weekend program "Up with Chris Hayes," which takes a progressive policy wonk's approach to the news. He will now host a show directly ahead of his mentor Rachel Maddow, MSNBC's marquee name, and, at age 34, will be the youngest primetime host in cable news television.
The move, first reported by Brian Stelter of the New York Times, was confirmed by sources for POLITICO. MSNBC is expected to make a formal announcement later today, and would not reply to a request for comment.
Schultz announced on Wednesday night hat he would be ending his weeknight program and moving to a two-hour slot on Saturday and Sunday evenings. Schultz, a talk radio personality, has served as an MSNBC primetime host since 2009, and became best-known as an advocate for unions, labor and the middle class. His new show will air on weekend nights from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. -- a relative no-man's land for cable news programming.
Like former MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan, Schultz suggested that the move was his choice and that he wanted "to get out with the people and tell their stories." Sources at MSNBC told POLITICO that Schultz was more likely pushed out to make way for new -- and younger -- talent. By tapping Hayes, MSNBC is continuing its push to bring cable news to a younger demographic.
Hayes has long been seen as a primetime host-in-waiting at MSNBC, given his rapid success, though in Nov. 2012 he told POLITICO he'd be "reluctant" to give up the freedom and autonomy that comes with hosting a two-hour weekend show.
Hayes' replacement on Saturday and Sunday mornings has yet to be named. Sources had long speculated that Ezra Klein might get Schultz's primetime spot, so it is conceivable that he could take over on weekend mornings.
Don’t go off and shoot any dogs or beat any women in a fit of pique, okay?
Big Dumb Ed. He is still on maybe a few dozen radio stations daily. In Boston he had been on AM 1200 which later went to Spanish-language, conservative talk, comedy and is now Bloomberg financial...Remember the Ingraham comments...and so much more...
Oops. I read, “Up Yours with Chris Hayes”. Silly me.
8pm is Schultz’s third time frame for show, it was 10pm and at one time 6pm.
BTW : Sharpton is now on at 6pm so does that mean he is gone?
Anything but fair and balanced:
>>Ed Schultz Explains Why He Doesnt Have Republican Guests: Im Sick Of Em!
(May 2011)>>”MSNBC suspended host Ed Schultz for a week on Wednesday after Schultz called rival pundit Laura Ingraham a right-wing slut during a radio broadcast teh day before. “
Ed was supposed to be the democrats answer to Rush......
Hayes makes Schultz look like a reasoned conservative.
I grew up in the Fargo, N.D. market listening to big dumb Ed reading high school football and hockey scores on the evening news. He hasn’t had that big of an audience ever since.
just rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.
Isn’t Chris Hayes really Rachel Maddow in drag?
MSNBC’s Chris Hayes to replace Ed Schultz
gonna be kinda hard to fill the shoes of a real live piece of $h!t isn’t it?
Pat, Stu, Glenn & Jeffy were tearing it up on the radio show today. Lots of laughs BUMP!
“He will now host a show directly ahead of his mentor Rachel Maddow, MSNBC’s marquee name”
Finally, a balanced look at politics from pmsnbc. /s/
Almost forgot Boston also had him on AM 1510 for awhile; a station where someone paid (”brokered time”) for libtalk to be on. The money started drying up after awhile and the guy had to resort to podcasting libtalk instead, and the owner of the station flipped to the more profitable sports format anyway.
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