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WIS News Director Rashida Jones Joins MSNBC as EP of ‘Jansing & Co.’

After two years as news director at WIS, Rashida Jones is leaving the Columbia, S.C. NBC affiliate to join MSNBC as an executive producer.

Jones will oversee “Jansing & Co.,” the 10amET show anchored by Chris Jansing. She will begin at MSNBC in August.

“Rashida, a highly-sought after newsroom leader, has always been someone I wanted on our team,” MSNBC VP and executive editor Yvette Miley wrote in an email to MSNBC staffers Wednesday. “She is a visionary who understands strategy and how to lead a team to accomplish a goal.”

Before joining WIS, Jones spent seven years as a producer at The Weather Channel. She has also worked at WTKR in Norfolk, Va., where she produced the 11 p.m. newscast.

Read the full memo from MSNBC after the jump.

From: Miley, Yvette (NBCUniversal)
Sent: Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Subject: Announcement

Team,

Today, I am thrilled to announce that Rashida Jones is joining msnbc as Executive Producer of “Jansing & Co.”

Rashida, a highly-sought after newsroom leader, has always been someone I wanted on our team. She is a visionary who understands strategy and how to lead a team to accomplish a goal.

Rashida most recently held the toughest job in local television that of News Director. She worked in that capacity for WIS-TV in Columbia South Carolina. Under her leadership, the station’s ratings grew and WIS maintained it’s number 1 ranking in the state.

Prior to WIS, Rashida worked for The Weather Channel as the Director of Live Programming. While there, she also had roles as Executive Producer and Senior Producer.

Rashida joins msnbc on August 5th.

Yvette

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