Steve Kornacki Moves Off ‘Up’; Alex Wagner to Host New Weekend Show

By Chris Ariens 

Steve Kornacki is leaving weekends behind and moving to a larger role on MSNBC’s dayside, TVNewser has learned.

Kornacki, who has hosted the two-hour weekend morning show Up for the last two-and-a-half years, will anchor MTP Daily on Mondays, giving Chuck Todd at least one day off a week. Kornacki is also expected to take on a larger role as a political analyst during MSNBC’s daytime coverage of live, breaking news leading up to the election.

In a few weeks, Alex Wagner, who hosted a daily show on MSNBC until a programming shake-up in August, will take over as the host of a new weekend show to replace Up.