Stephanie Ruhle Leaves 9 AM on Friday, Debuts at 11 PM on March 2

By A.J. Katz 

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Stephanie Ruhle announced Monday on MSNBC that the final broacast of Stephanie Ruhle Reports is this coming Friday—and that she will become the new host of The 11th Hour beginning March 2.

“I want to announce this Friday will be my last time in this anchor chair at this hour and we have loved starting our day together at 9 a.m., what I consider to be a really critical hour of news,” said Ruhle. “But I‘m not leaving you entirely. Soon, you will find me at The 11th Hour to end your busy day and, hopefully, help make sense of the most important current events and news that really impacts our lives. We’ll continue our goal to try make you better and smarter from the morning to night.”

Axios was first to report Ruhle’s move to 11 p.m.—citing two sources familiar with the situation—and TVNewser confirmed the news shortly after on Jan. 26.

Ruhle added, “In the meantime, my fantastic MSNBC Reports colleagues will bring you the information and news you need to know from 9 a.m. but until Friday, you are stuck with me right here at this hour, and I‘ll be with you across the network and all of our platforms covering all things business.”

The 9 a.m. hour, led by Ruhle for nearly six years, will become part of Morning Joe, making the network’s flagship morning franchise a four-hour program, airing weekdays from 6-10 a.m. ET.

In the meantime, MSNBC Reports will have a rotating lineup of anchors until the expansion of Morning Joe to four hours debuts.

Ruhle will replace Brian Williams in the timeslot. The NBC News legend launched The 11th Hour in 2016 and left the program (and NBC News) at the end of last year. With Williams at the helm, The 11th Hour was consistently the most-watched cable news show in the 11 p.m. timeslot (during the Trump years) and one of the most-watched shows on the entire network.

Now, the baton is being passed to Ruhle, an investment banker-turned-anchor who joined MSNBC from Bloomberg in April 2016. In addition to anchoring MSNBC dayside, Ruhle is NBC News senior business correspondent and previously co-hosted the Saturday edition of Today.

“From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank you for watching, today and always. You have made me better, and I have appreciated every minute I have gotten to be with you,” said Ruhle.

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