It could be classified as an open secret or one of the worst-kept secrets in the news business, but on Wednesday morning MSNBC officially confirmed that Ana Cabrera is joining the network as an anchor.
Cabrera will anchor Ana Cabrera Reports, which will air weekday mornings at 10 a.m. ET and debuts on Monday, April 10.
MSNBC describes Cabrera’s show as one where she will break down the latest news and bring expert in-the-field reporting on the day’s most important stories to viewers, paired with interviews and discussions with newsmakers, journalists, thought leaders, and more.
Kerrie Wudyka is the executive producer of the hour, which will originate from MSNBC HQ at 30 Rock.
MSNBC has been using a rotating line-up of hosts during that hour as it awaited Cabrera, who it is presumed had to wait for the expiration of a non-compete clause before transitioning over.
Before joining MSNBC, Cabrera was with CNN, leading the 1 p.m. ET edition of CNN Newsroom. She left the network in December, having been there since 2013, calling the decision to leave a personal and “tough decision.”
During her time at CNN, Cabrera has reported on major domestic and international news stories, including the Ferguson, Mo. protests, the Canadian parliament shooting, and North Korea prisoner Kenneth Bae’s return to the U.S.
She also hosted two presidential town halls and was the first to interview former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley following a historic vote on North Korea sanctions.
Cabrera’s move to MSNBC completes the revamping of MSNBC’s daytime schedule, which went into effect in mid-February.
The revamp was headlined by Hallie Jackson’s move from MSNBC to the streaming news channel NBC News Now, resulting in a descrambling of anchors and timeslot changes.
The MSNBC Reports umbrella launched in March 2021. The weekday lineup now includes:
- 10 a.m.: Ana Cabrera Reports
- 11 a.m.: José Díaz-Balart Reports
- 12 p.m.: Andrea Mitchell Reports
- 1 p.m.: Chris Jansing Reports
- 3 p.m.: Katy Tur Reports