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MSNBC Nominates Alex Wagner as Host at 9pm

New York (CNN Business)MSNBC will take over the network's most important 9 pm time frame four days a week on Monday. Was announced.

Wagner's promotion by MSNBC President Rashida Jones is the most important programming decision made by network bosses since he took over the role of Head of Cable News Channel last year.

Rachel Maddow, who had a 9 pm time frame every night, hosted her eponymous show on Monday only once a week on MSNBC's prime time lineup earlier this year. Announced to leave a big gap in.

During the last few months, slots have been filled by host rotation casts for the rest of the week.

This will be filled by Wagner.

MSNBC's announcement was made by an interview given by Jones to theVarietyand theNew York Times.

"She embraces her point of view. She embraces some context in her discussion," Jones told Variety. "She knows politics. She knows everything from foreign policy to culture."

"This is not a show where our hair is burning, we pass by each other. And we are creating these manufactured moments of tension, "Jones added in another interview with the Times. "The takeaway from this show really wants to better understand what's happening in the world."

In an interview with the Times, Jones also took over her. He specifically stated that he did not consult with Madou about this.

Before an interview with Jones' Variety and Times was released, two people familiar with the matter told CNN that Wagner was chosen for Golden Time. MSNBC spokespersons at the time did not respond to multiple requests for comment.

Former MSNBC anchor Wagner returned to the network earlier this year as a senior political analyst and guest anchor.

Wagner is co-sponsor of Showtime's "The Circus" and author of the 2018 memoir "Futureface: A Family Mystery, Epic Quest, and the Secretto Belonging".