Melissa Harris-Perry Joins BET

Smart hire.

Melissa Harris-Perry is joining BET News as a special correspondent. According to Deadline, Harris-Perry will host shows and develop new, long-form content for the network.

Her first assignment will be covering the Republican and Democratic National Conventions with with BET News correspondent Marc Lamont Hill.

Harris-Perry is an editor at large for Elle.com and a professor at Wake Forest University. She previously worked for MSNBC.