Dan Abrams Becomes GM of MSNBC

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By Brian 

Drudge readers: Phil Griffin is named executive-in-charge of MSNBC. A senior NBC exec explains the move. Here’s the main page of TVNewser…

abramsjune12.jpgMSNBC anchor Dan Abrams is leaving his anchor chair to become the general manager of MSNBC.

“With his nine years of experience at MSNBC, Dan will bring an insider’s perspective to the job. Dan is passionate about MSNBC and has the experience and strategic vision to lead it into its second decade,” Steve Capus says.

In the press release, Abrams is quoted: “Nothing is more important to me than the future success of MSNBC. I’m looking forward to leading MSNBC into this next phase, building on our recent success. I can’t wait to get started.”

He won’t have to wait long: the appointment is effective immediately. Abrams will no longer anchor “The Abrams Report,” but he will “remain NBC News Chief Legal Correspondent, providing legal analysis and commentary for ‘Today’ and other NBC News and MSNBC programs.” He will report to Phil Griffin