Rashida Jones, senior vice chairman of NBC Information and MSNBC, will turn into the subsequent president of MSNBC.
Jones, who has been main breaking information and main occasions, guided protection of tales such because the pandemic and President Donald Trump’s impeachment whereas overseeing presidential debates and different main stay programming.
She succeeds Phil Griffin, who Griffin plans to go away MSNBC in early 2021, NBCUniversal Information Group Chairman Cesar Conde instructed employees Monday in an e-mail.
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Conde stated this yr that he needs half of the corporate’s employees to be girls and half to be individuals of colour, based on NBC Information.
Earlier than becoming a member of Comcast-owned MSNBC, Jones was the information director for the NBC affiliate in Columbia, South Carolina. The Hampton College graduate additionally served as director of stay programming at The Climate Channel.
“In case you’ve labored with Rashida on any of these endeavors, that she has an excellent track-record and he or she leads with a laser-like focus and charm below strain. I do know she shall be a wonderful chief for MSNBC,” Conde wrote.
Jones is to not be confused with Rashida Jones, the actor and author, who appeared in exhibits akin to “Parks and Recreation” and “The Workplace.”
Comply with USA TODAY reporter Nathan Bomey on Twitter @NathanBomey.