Jan 6, 2012

Our favorite sista commentator is finally getting her own show on MSNBC. Tulane professor Melissa Harris-Perry will be anchoring a weekend show on the channel. It's always nice to see more color on media channels.

Via Huffington Post:

MSNBC contributor and political analyst Melissa Harris-Perry will host her own show for the network starting in February.

Harris-Perry tweeted the news on Thursday, and wrote that her new show will follow Chris Hayes' weekend program, "Up With Chris." The new show, which does not yet have a title, will air on Saturday and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The show will debut on Saturday, February 4.

Harris-Perry has been a frequent guest on MSNBC, with appearances on "The Rachel Maddow Show," Al Sharpton's "PoliticsNation," and "The Last Word With Lawrence O'Donnell." Harris-Perry has filled in for hosts Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O'Donnell.

Harris-Perry's ascension is also notable in an industry often derided for its lack of diversity. She is now one of two black women, and three black hosts anchoring programs on MSNBC.


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