Booking Producer Carol Joynt Moves From MTP Daily to Face the Nation

By A.J. Katz 

Face the Nation executive producer Mary Hager announced on Thursday that MTP Daily booking producer Carol Joynt will head back to CBS News to serve as booking producer for Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan.

“We are thrilled to be gaining an addition to our team who has such vast and valuable experience in the ways of Washington politics and policy,” Hager said in a statement.

Joynt has been booker for MSNBC’s 5 p.m. show since 2017, and also hosts/produces The Q&A Café, a weekly long-form local cable interview program that she started after 9/11.


Joynt got her start at CBS News as the first female writer for the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite. She left the network for a job at NBC News and then returned in 1984 as a producer for CBS News Nightwatch.

Joynt has worked alongside TV news icons: Walter Cronkite, David Brinkley, Larry King and Ted Koppel.

Previous stops include Time magazine as a reporter, ABC News’ Nightline and This Week with David Brinkley as a booker, and as editor-at-large of Washingtonian magazine.

Joynt begins her new role July 15.