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MSNBC NEW DAYTIME SCHEDULE LAUNCHES FEB. 24

NEW YORK - January 27, 2014 - MSNBC's new daytime programming schedule will debut on Monday, February 24. The announcement was made today by Phil Griffin, President of MSNBC.

Starting Feb. 24, "News Nation" with Tamron Hall will move to 11 a.m. ET and "Andrea Mitchell Reports" will move to 12 p.m. ET.

"Tamron has established herself as one of the best news anchors in the business. It strengthens us to have her hosting during our morning news block," said Griffin. "Andrea Mitchell is so critical to msnbc and I've always thought her show should be at noon. Andrea brings on the biggest newsmakers of the day and the new time slot will help showcase her work."

MSNBC is adding two new voices with Ronan Farrow at 1 p.m. and Joy Reid at 2 p.m.

"One of the highlights of this job is finding new talent," said Griffin. "Ronan and Joy are two of the most thoughtful and impressive journalists out there and I'm excited for what they will bring to the afternoon."

MSNBC DAYTIME SECHEDULE - as of Feb. 24:

9 AM - The Daily Rundown with Chuck Todd

10 AM - Jansing and Co.

11 AM - NewsNation with Tamron Hall

NOON - Andrea Mitchell Reports

1 PM - Ronan Farrow hosts*

2PM - Joy Reid hosts *

3P - The Cycle

4P - NOW with Alex Wagner

*show names for 1p and 2p to come

MSNBC announced Ronan Farrow's show development in October 2013 (http://www.nbcumv.com/mediavillage/networks/msnbc/pressreleases?pr=contents/press-releases/2013/10/16/ronanfarrowjoin1454075.xml). Prior to joining MSNBC, Farrow was a foreign policy official in the first Obama administration. He founded the State Department's Office of Global Youth Issues and reported to the Secretary of State as the United States’ first Special Adviser for Global Youth during the Arab Spring revolutions. He also served for two years as a US diplomat focused on the conflict in Afghanistan and Pakistan. A lawyer and a Rhodes Scholar, Farrow has written about human rights and foreign policy outlets including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Times.

Joy Reid has been the managing editor of TheGrio.com and MSNBC contributor since July 2011. She's also been a frequent substitute host on MSNBC during all dayparts. Reid is a political columnist for "The Miami Herald" and editor of the politics blog The Reid Report. Reid has worked in television and radio news since 1998 and her columns have appeared in a variety of outlets including Salon.com.

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