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Political Analyst Alex Wagner to Host New NoonET Show on MSNBC

MSNBC political analyst Alex Wagner is getting her own show, TVNewser has learned.

At some point in the next few months, the channel will debut a new NoonET program hosted by Wagner, who was most recently with the Huffington Post, and before that worked for Politics Daily. Dana Haller, who has been working on special events for the channel, will serve as executive producer.

According to a memo sent to staff by VP and executive editor Yvette Miley obtained by TVNewser, the new program will “feature regular contributors who will explore what’s driving the day’s political stories.” It will replace MSNBC Live, which typically airs in the time period. The channel has had a number of anchors filling in during that time period in recent months, following the daily anchoring departure of Contessa Brewer.

Miley’s full memo to staff, after the jump.

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When is Martin Bashir’s show going to debut?

Martin Bashir who left ABC News for MSNBC last June is still waiting in the wings at the peacock cable network.

Bashir joined MSNBC in September. In November, Bob Morrissey who worked with Bashir at ABC, signed on to be EP of the show and it was thought the show would hit the air before the end of the year.

Now, we’ve learned the 3pmET program “will debut in the next several weeks.” That’s according to a top MSNBC source. That’s still a little vague, so if he’s not on the air by Feb. 7, then we’ll start to wonder. In the meantime, Thomas Roberts has been filling in at 3pm.

Bashir, who was at yesterday’s NBC News/MSNBC upfront, seated next to MSNBC executive editor Yvette Miley contributed to MSNBC during the royal engagement. He’s also signed on to work on stories for “Dateline.”

MSNBC and Ebony Partner Up

Hall_7.28.jpgThis week, MSNBC begins a partnership with Ebony magazine focusing on the challenges facing the public education system. Beginning tomorrow, the newschannel will present twice-daily segments culminating in a two-hour special, “Making The Grade,” one week from today at NoonET.

MSNBC’s Tamron Hall will host the discussion, which will include participation from actor/activist Hill Harper and other widely known figures in the Black community.

“Education is the foundation upon which to build a better you, better communities and a better world for all of us,” said Yvette Miley, Executive Editor of MSNBC.

MSNBC Exec Shannon High Leaving for Peacock Productions

Shannon High, who joined MSNBC nearly three years ago as managing editor of the news network’s daytime and weekend programming and who last summer moved to launching and overseeing Dylan Ratigan‘s show, is leaving dayside.

Sources tell TVNewser High is moving to NBC News’ Peacock Productions which produces original and re-purposed programs for MSNBC and outside clients.

High was brought in in September 2007 after a career in local news, most recently VP at Miami’s CBS duopoly WFOR/WBFS. Less than two years into her MSNBC appointment, she was effectively replaced by another local news alum, longtime NBC staffer Yvette Miley who oversaw news at Miami’s WTVJ-NBC6.

High’s time with Ratigan has been described by a source as “turbulent.” TVNewser hears a formal announcement is expected next week.

‘Today’ SP Moves to MSNBC

nbc_4-7.jpgNBC “Today” show Supervising Producer Federico “Fed” Quadrani is joining MSNBC where he will have the title Executive Producer Weekends, TVNewser has learned.

“Federico will play a major role at MSNBC as we continue to evolve our content into an urgent, smart and compelling product,” writes MSNBC Executive Editor Yvette Miley in an announcement to staff this afternoon. Miley’s full message after the jump.

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MSNBC’s Shannon High To EP New Shows, Yvette Miley Takes Over Dayside

It was just announced by MSNBC president Phil Griffin that Shannon High, brought in to MSNBC in October 2007, is moving from her role as VP of dayside to EP of the Dylan Ratigan show and the Dr. Nancy Snyderman show. High will keep her title of VP and work to develop new shows for the network, reporting to Griffin.

19-year NBC veteran Yvette Miley joins MSNBC next week as Executive Editor overseeing editorial content, including breaking news and weekend coverage. She too will report to Griffin. Yvette joins from NBC’s South Florida station WTVJ where she was VP of news.

Interestingly, High also joined MSNBC from South Florida where she’d been VP of News at WFOR/WBFS.

The Ratigan show, airing from 9-11amET and Dr. Snyderman’s show, airing at NoonET, both debut on June 29 on MSNBC.

Click continued to see Griffin’s note…

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Yvette Miley Named Executive Editor of MSNBC

Longtime NBC staffer Yvette Miley is making the move to MSNBC. Miley has been named executive editor of the cable channel, reporting to VP and managing editor Shannon High.

Miley comes to 30 Rock from NBC’s Miami station WTVJ where she is VP of News. She’s been with NBC for 19 years.

Press release after the jump…

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