Rick Kaplan Exits: “A Mutual Decision?”

By Brian 

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Rick Kaplan is out after two years as MSNBC president, during which the perennially third-place news network showed modest gains but didn’t change its competitive standing with Fox News Channel and CNN,” the AP’s David Bauder says.

“His exit was described Wednesday as a ‘mutual decision’ by NBC News President Steve Capus and Kaplan. ‘He came in at a critical time, he stabilized it and now we’re going to grow it,’ Capus said, adding that he expected an announcement of Kaplan’s replacement quickly. Kaplan would not talk to reporters about his exit, a spokesman said.”