Telemundo’s Diaz-Balart To Replace Chris Jansing on MSNBC

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Telemundo anchor Jose Díaz-Balart will anchor MSNBC’s 10 a.m. hour live from Miami, Florida, starting in mid-June, replacing the departing Chris Jansing and her “Jansing & Co.”

Díaz-Balart currently co-anchors Telemundo’s “Noticiero Telemundo” and hosts “Enfoque con José Díaz-Balart,” and will continue to do so, the NBCUniversal-owned cable network said.

“MSNBC is committed to engaging new audiences and communities. To that end, I’ve been talking with José for several months about bringing his voice to MSNBC,” said Phil Griffin, the network’s president, in a prepared statement. “He has a keen understanding of the political landscape and three decades of experience in both broadcast and cable news.”

Díaz-Balart began his career in 1983 and has reported historic events and interviewed major political figures for prestigious news outlets including NBC News and Telemundo. His achievements include being the first journalist to serve as news anchor on two national television networks in Spanish and English on the same day for an entire season.

Jansing is moving to NBC News to become senior White House correspondent in Washington, D.C.

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  1. Bout freaking time MSNBC put someone of Latino descent on-air. They have their African American integration which took them too long to put in place with Alex Wagner, Joy Reid and Al Sharpton. Thank God Jeff Zucker is no longer running NBC because this diversity would never have take place with him in charge since his focus on inclusion of minorities was abysmal. But now with Mr. Roberts running the show from Philly Phil Griffin is pretty much a puppet.

    None of this would have taken place without the Comcast buyout. Once again it’s about frigging time.

    • Stella says:

      BTW: when do you think they’re gonna get some Asians to have their own show. After all Obama did get 71% of their vote too, and they too are a growing population in the country..

    • Wayne says:

      Alex Wagner is white and Asian, not African American. But I get your point.

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