Former lawyer Ari Melber leads this show that provides in-depth analysis of the day's biggest news stories. "The Beat" features guest interviews in addition to reporting on stories from across the country. The stories that are covered span across the political spectrum. In addition to his law background, Melber is a former Senate staffer, giving him a unique perspective to share on the political happenings coming out of Washington, D.C.
Each weekend morning, journalist and author Joy Reid passionately tackles the important news and political topics of the week and explores how policy decisions shape the country. Reid brings viewers extensive interviews with leading newsmakers, compelling discussions with the nation's preeminent political minds, and analysis of the stories that led the week prior and will matter in the week ahead. In her segment "Who Won the Week?" she asks her panel of guests to identify the person who made an impact the week prior which will continue to reverberate in the coming days.
Brian Williams delivers the latest updates on evolving news stories and places the major political events of the day into context for viewers. Broadcast live from New York, Williams' show convenes a dynamic panel of guests to offer a forward-thinking look at the critical stories that are expected to drive the conversation the following morning. Williams has also anchored MSNBC's special coverage around key political events and major breaking news stories as they occur domestically and around the world.
Before getting into cable news, Nicolle Wallace worked in politics, including as President George W. Bush's communications director during his administration and for his 2004 re-election campaign. That experience makes her an ideal choice to host this afternoon program that delivers up-to-the-minute political developments to viewers. She also leads conversations with Washington insiders and well-sourced journalists, including regular contributor Steve Kornacki. Each show's guests are "the people who make the most sense on any given day," according to Wallace.
Delivers in depth coverage and analysis of the presidential transition.
As part of its attempted reinvention, MSNBC has been moving away from airing opinion-based shows during the day, replacing them with blocks of news programming to boost the network's breaking news coverage. Kate Snow, who has years of experience as a journalist for national networks, anchors this portion of the afternoon block. "MSNBC Live" details the day's developments in news and politics to keep viewers aware of the latest happenings.
As part of its commitment to providing breaking news coverage throughout its daytime schedule, MSNBC has a block of "MSNBC Live" programming throughout the day, with different anchors splitting up the hours. Ali Velshi hosts this block. As is the case with other shows under the "MSNBC Live" banner, Velshi details the day's top news and political developments in Washington and across America.
Formerly a block of several hours of news coverage airing daily, including weekends, "MSNBC Live" is now the title of an hourlong show providing breaking news coverage weekday mornings. Journalist Thomas Roberts anchors the show that includes analysis and interviews surrounding the news of the day. "MSNBC Live" also includes feature stories and in-depth special reports from contributing anchors and correspondents as well as weather forecasts from MSNBC's sister network, The Weather Channel.