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Steve Kornacki Named Host of MSNBC’s ‘Up’

Steve Kornacki is the new host of MSNBC’s weekend morning program “Up,” MSNBC president Phil Griffin announced today.

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.

Kornacki replaces Chris Hayes, who is moving to primetime next month.

“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.”

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