In its continued revamp of NBC’s “Meet the Press” and the network’s political coverage, NBC News today announced that “Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough will join the peacock network as a senior political analyst and regular contributor to “MTP” while remaining a co-host Mika Brzezinski at MSNBC. In addition, the former Florida Republican Congressman will join NBC’s election coverage team and offer political news analysis across network programming.
“Joe has one of the best political minds in the NBC family,” said NBC News political director Chuck Todd, in advance of his first Sunday as moderator of “Meet the Press.” “His love of politics and passion for debate will guarantee the kind of robust conversation that has always been a hallmark of ‘Meet the Press,’ and I look forward to the reported analysis he’ll bring to the table.”
Still to be determined: whether Scarborough will join “Meet” as early as this Sunday.
On Wednesday, the New York Post’s “Page Six” reported that Scarborough and Luke Russert, son of 17-year moderator of “Meet” Tim Russert, would both join the Sunday public affairs program as regular analysts.
On Thursday night, NBC announced that Todd will talk exclusively with President Barack Obama on topics ranging from ISIS to US relations with Russia and Ukraine and the 2014 midterm elections in a pre-recorded interview from the White House this weekend for his debut as moderator of the longest running television show in the world.