MSNBC Names Rachel Maddow Replacement

MSNBC has announced the host that will replace Rachel Maddow at 9 p.m.: Alex Wagner.

“I am absolutely thrilled and honored and generally upside down with excitement to come back home to @MSNBC to host the 9PM hour, beginning August 16th,” Wagner said on Twitter. “LET’S DO THIS.”

In a statement, MSNBC said Wagner will “contribute to special coverage for MSNBC, including the pivotal midterm elections this fall.”

The network also said Wagner will be the only Asian American to host a prime time cable news program.

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