Jonathan Wald and Dan Arnall Are Now Responsible For MSNBC Dayside Programming and Production

By A.J. Katz Comment

MSNBC is making changes to is executive ranks.

The network’s svp of programming and development Jonathan Wald will now oversee the 9 a.m. to noon ET news block, while MSNBC executive editor Dan Arnall –who left his role as NBC Nightly News Weekend ep in February– will now oversee the noon to 4 p.m. time period.

Before joining NBC News in August 2016, Arnall had previously been Bloomberg’s deputy head of global television Prior to that, he spent nearly a decade at ABC News, including a run as senior producer of World News with Diane Sawyer.

Wald joined MSNBC in February 2017 after a seven-year stint at CNN, where he was ep of Piers Morgan Tonight, and later Don Lemon‘s ep on CNN Tonight. Wald will continue to oversee MSNBC prime time, in addition to his new gig running 9 a.m. – noon.

NBC News svp of editorial Janelle Rodriguez, who had been running MSNBC dayside, will now take control of NBC News Now, the network’s new streaming service.

In addition to her role running the streaming service, Rodriguez will continue to lead newsgathering and editorial for MSNBC dayside and NBC Nightly News. But she will give up day-to-day programming and production responsibilities to Wald and Arnall.

NBC News Group svp of specials Rashida Jones was the streaming news service’s executive-in-charge when it launched right after Memorial Day.

According to Mediaite , which broke the news, Jones now focus on editorial projects, including debates and town halls in anticipation of the 2020 election.