MSNBC Names Ari Melber Co-Host of ‘The Cycle’


By Merrill Knox Comment

Ari Melber joins MSNBC’s 3pmET show “The Cycle” as a panelist.

Melber has been with MSNBC as a contributor since 2011. Melber joins S.E. Cupp, Krystal Ball and Touré on the program. He replaces Steve Kornacki, who is moving to weekends to anchor “Up.” Melber continues as a correspondent for “The Nation.”

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April 3, 2013- Ari Melber has been named the new co-host of “The Cycle” on MSNBC. He will join co-hosts conservative commentator S.E. Cupp, former Virginia Congressional candidate Krystal Ball and the cultural commentator Toure Monday through Friday 3-4 p.m. ET. Melber also writes “The Law of Politics” for, a reported blog on politics, law and constitutional rights.

Melber joined MSNBC as a contributor in 2011, he has guest hosted for Alex Wagner and Martin Bashir, and he has appeared as a guest on many other MSNBC programs. He is a correspondent for The Nation and has written for Reuters, Politico, The Atlantic, and, among other publications. Melber also wrote “The Permanent Field Campaign in a Digital Age,” and has contributed chapters to the books “America Now” and “At Issue: Affirmative Action.”

Melber received a J.D. from Cornell Law School, where he was an editor of the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, and he is a member of the New York Bar.

Steve Friedman is the executive producer of “The Cycle” (MSNBC 3-4 p.m. ET)