MSNBC Covers Fallon News

By Chris Ariens 

MSNBC carried this afternoon’s non-so breaking news conference at which Jimmy Fallon was named the new host of Late Night. Shockingly, FNC & CNN, did not. Next year, date TBD, Fallon takes over for Conan O’Brien who is taking over for Jay Leno, whose future with the network is being worked out.

Steve K. talked with Fallon’s SNL pal Seth Meyers for this week’s “So What Do You Do?” interview (we’ll remind you about it Wednesday.) The current Weekend Update co-anchor tells TVNewser, “I think Jimmy’s going to be fantastic. I think it’s a great choice. Obviously people know how funny he was on the show, but he was one of the funniest guys in the hallway at SNL.”

Meyers also talked about his “fellow anchor” Anderson Cooper. That’s after the jump…

“Now I consider myself competition with Anderson Cooper. He’s a fellow anchor. I know he might think I’m some fake news guy but I do consider us now competing for market share.”

Meyers, who also plays Cooper on SNL, says being head writer of the show and co-anchor of Update leaves little time these days for sketches.