Here’s Who Showed Up at The Beat With Ari Melber 5-Year Anniversary Celebration

By A.J. Katz 

Tuesday night, MSNBC celebrated five years of The Beat with Ari Melber inside The Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure exhibit in Manhattan. The party attracted New York City influencers from media and politics to art and hip hop. The type of diverse type of group you might see on a show like … The Beat with Ari Melber.

MSNBC President Rashida Jones made remarks introducing Melber, “The Beat is such a unique product, it is the only place where you can see [hip hop legend] Fat Joe and [conservative commentator] Bill Kristol on the same set. We’re really proud and really excited of the work that the team has done.”

Here’s a rundown of who attended Tuesday night’s soiree:

  • NBCU News Group chairman Cesar Conde
  • MSNBC president Rashida Jones
  • MSNBC svp Greg Kordick
  • NBC News and MSNBC head of talent Jess Kurdali
  • Former White House press secretary/incoming MSNBC and Peacock host Jen Psaki
  • ABC The View co-host Sunny Hostin
  • House of Cards actor Michael Kelly
  • Former Planned parenthood president Cecile Richards
  • Emmy winner Billy Porter
  • 300 Entertainment CEO Kevin Liles
  • Musician George Clinton
  • Celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson
  • The Amber Ruffin show host Amber Ruffin
  • Astrophysicist, StarTalk host Neil Degrasse Tyson
  • Rapper Fat Joe and Mobb Deep’s Havoc
  • Former co-host of Desus & Mero Kid Mero
  • Violinist and composer Meredith Ezinma Ramsay

Sunny Hostin

Billy Porter, Rashida Jones

Jess Kurdali, Jen Psaki

Neil DeGrasse Tyson, George Clinton