MSNBC has finally hired permanent replacements for the weekend time slot that was once held by “AM Joy”. The cable news channel has announced the launch of its two new weekend morning shows. The weekend programs, which premiere on Saturday, December 12, and Sunday, December 13, will have Tiffany Cross and Jonathan Capehart as hosts.
“Jonathan Capehart has been a longtime member of the MSNBC family and his steadfast dedication to great journalism, along with Tiffany Cross fresh expert analysis, offer our MSNBC weekend morning audience the best of both worlds from two very different life and worldview experiences,” said MSNBC President Phil Griffin in a written statement.
Back in July 2020, the two hosts, Capehart and Cross, had begun filling in as regular hosts for “AM Joy” once Joy Reid had debuted her own show, “The ReidOut,” weeknights at 7 p.m. on MSNBC.
The show that Cross will be hosting will air on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET. As a frequent MSNBC guest host, she will “unpack the news of the week with fresh, diverse voices from a cross-section of journalists, elected officials and thought leaders by creating content on a national platform that centers on communities of color while still being inclusive of a wider audience.”
Capehart’s show is slated to air on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET. He will “bring his years of experience covering Washington politics through three presidents, making him uniquely positioned to examine where we are as a country, explore the stakes ahead as the U.S. prepares to usher in a new president and cut through the political noise with compelling discussions.”
Capehart and Cross join an established group of journalists and hosts that include Kendis Gibson, Lindsey Reiser, Ali Velshi, Alex Witt, Yasmin Vossoughian, Rev. Al Sharpton, Richard Lui, Alicia Menendez and Joshua Johnson.