Kevin Magee, a former executive vice president at Fox Business Network, has been named executive in charge of MSNBC’s Morning Joe.
“As we enter a fascinating and historic election year, we are thrilled to add Kevin’s knowledge of news gathering and morning television,” said Phil Griffin. “Morning Joe is the most influential news show on television and Kevin’s insight and experience will be a huge asset to our team.”
Magee replaces Michael Weisman and will work alongside executive producer Alex Korson. He begins immediately. TVNewser understands that Morning Joe will soon expand to four hours.
Magee left Fox Business in 2014. Before FBN, he was head of programming at Fox News Channel, and had senior producing roles at CNBC and ABC’s Good Morning America.
Of Weisman, host Joe Scarborough said “Michael was a great help in revitalizing the show and doing exactly what we brought him on to do. Though we knew he was only committed to helping for one year, we will continue to seek his invaluable insights and Michael will always remain a critical part of the Morning Joe family.”