Steve Kornacki Named Host of MSNBC’s ‘Up’


By Merrill Knox Comment

Steve Kornacki is the new host of MSNBC’s weekend morning program “Up,” MSNBC president Phil Griffin announced today.

Kornacki was previously a co-host on “The Cycle,” the network’s weekday 3 p.m. show. He is a senior political writer for “Steve has a great political mind and his ability to connect with viewers made him a natural fit to continue driving that dialogue,” Griffin said in a statement.

Kornacki replaces Chris Hayes, who is moving to primetime next month.

“I want to thank Chris Hayes and his team for creating a totally original and incredibly smart model for political television,” Kornacki said. “It’s a real honor and a real challenge to take his seat, and I’m excited by the chance to foster the same kind of lively and diverse conversations.”