NBC News White House correspondents Chuck Todd and Savannah Guthrie will be anchoring a new program for MSNBC, reports WaPo’s Howie Kurtz.
The program, titled “Daily Rundown,” will air at 9amET in 2010, filling the slot formerly occupied by Dylan Ratigan’s “Morning Meeting,” who, we heard, will be on in the afternoon.
Todd says the program “has the feel of a signature Washington show for us.” The plan is for one of the two to anchor from the road when they are traveling with the president.
Update: MSNBC has announced that “The Daily Rundown” will premiere on Monday, Jan. 11, 2010 and that Ratigan’s program will air at 4pmET starting the same day. Nikki Egan will EP Todd and Guthrie’s new show and Libby Leist will be the senior producer in DC.
Todd said of the new show, “We want this show to be a resource for viewers looking for political news and discussion, without the noise.”
• More: Press release after the jump, which includes this line: “David Shuster and Tamron Hall, who had previously anchored 3-5 p.m. ET on MSNBC, will remain anchors with MSNBC dayside.”
“THE DAILY RUNDOWN” ANCHORED BY NBC NEWS WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS CHUCK TODD AND SAVANNAH GUTHRIE, PREMIERES MONDAY, JAN. 11
Anchor Dylan Ratigan Moves to 4 p.m. as Host of “The Dylan Ratigan Show”
NEW YORK – Dec. 14, 2009 – NBC News Chief White House Correspondent and Political Director Chuck Todd and NBC News White House Correspondent Savannah Guthrie will anchor “The Daily Rundown,” weekdays 9-10 a.m. ET on MSNBC, premiering Jan. 11, 2010.
“The Daily Rundown” will showcase the depth and experience of the NBC News Washington bureau, led by Todd and Guthrie. The show will focus on the top political stories of the day, with reporting and analysis from Washington’s strongest White House team. “We want this show to be a resource for viewers looking for political news and discussion, without the noise,” said Todd. “It will be the place for viewers to get everything they need to know about what’s making news and what will make news.”
Nikki Egan will be executive producer, “The Daily Rundown.” Libby Leist will serve as senior producer from Washington, DC.
MSNBC anchor Dylan Ratigan, currently host of “The Morning Meeting,” will move to 4-5 p.m. ET weekdays as host of “The Dylan Ratigan Show,” also starting Monday, Jan. 11. “The Dylan Ratigan Show” will bring viewers information, analysis and viewpoints they won’t see anywhere else, as Ratigan follows the money trail to provide viewers a better understanding of issues across the spectrum, from the economy to health care to the latest breaking news. Shannon High will continue to serve as executive producer.
“Chuck and Savannah are fantastic reporters and it speaks to the tremendous advantage MSNBC has, to have access to the resources of NBC News, and to be able to use their knowledge and expertise in a daily show,” said Griffin. “I’m also thrilled to have Dylan move to the afternoons, where his analysis of politics and the economy and his tough interviews will be a great companion to ‘Hardball.'”
David Shuster and Tamron Hall, who had previously anchored 3-5 p.m. ET on MSNBC, will remain anchors with MSNBC dayside.