First on TVNewser: MSNBC is set to announce changes to its daytime lineup, perhaps as early as today.
Cable news newcomer Ronan Farrow (far right) will host his new show at 1pmET, sources tell TVNewser, while Joy Reid (near right), the managing editor of NBC’s TheGrio.com, who has been filling in on MSNBC, is expected to be named host at 2pmET.
Currently, NBC’s chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell anchors “Andrea Mitchell Reports” at 1pm and Tamron Hall anchors “NewsNation” at 2pm. Hall is negotiating a new contract that would give her an expanded role at the “Today” show while also keeping her on the MSNBC schedule, likely at 11am which has been vacant since Thomas Roberts moved to “Way Too Early.” Meanwhile, the Noon hour has seen fill-in anchors since Alex Wagner moved to 4pm two weeks ago.
Much of MSNBC’s daytime schedule will be in flux for two weeks, starting next week, as the network carries Olympic Hockey and Curling from the Sochi Games.
>Update, 11AM: MSNBC has made it official. The changes take effect after the Olympics. Read the release after the jump. Read more