Kornacki was previously a co-host on “The Cycle,” the network’s weekday 3 p.m. show. He is a senior political writer for Salon.com. “Steve has a great political mind and his ability to connect with viewers made him a natural fit to continue driving that dialogue,” Griffin said in a statement.
“I want to thank Chris Hayes and his team for creating a totally original and incredibly smart model for political television,” Kornacki said. “It’s a real honor and a real challenge to take his seat, and I’m excited by the chance to foster the same kind of lively and diverse conversations.”
- Best of Behind the TV Scenes: Nash, Xu, O'Hearn, Capus, Schreier
- Scarborough Wonders if MSNBC Will Cover a Christie Exoneration As Much as Charges
- 'The Newsroom' Returns With Storyline Ripped from MSNBC
- Network Coverage Plans for President Obama's ISIS Address