MSNBC Hires Ali Velshi

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MSNBC said Tuesday that Ali Velshi, a popular TV-news correspondent who left a perch at CNN to join the now-defunct Al Jazeera America, would provide economic analysis for the NBCUniversal-owned cable-news outlet.

“Ali made a name for himself covering tragic events in Pakistan and Turkey, the debt crisis in Greece, and the impact of devastating hurricanes here at home,” said Phil Griffin, president of MSNBC, in a statement. ” He has earned a first-rate reputation as a business expert through his reporting on the 2008 financial crisis, the U.S. government’s bailout plan, the automobile industry, and the debt ceiling and budget debates. “

Velshi is likely to contribute to many of MSNBC’s programs, Griffin said. He will report to Janelle Rodriguez, a senior vice president in charge of editorial for NBC News who also supervises MSNBC’s daytime coverage.

Velshi had been CNN’s chief business correspondent, and an anchor of that network’s “Your Money.”

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  1. Jim Woodrow says:

    When Vedhi was on cnn I switched to msnbc. Now that he is on msnbc I switch to cnn. One other problem —– he is on almost every msnbc program. Very bad choice.

  2. Carl Gudiswitz says:

    I have been impressed by Ali keeping on point during his interviews. Have not been swayed by his appearances to read if he stands liberal or conservative. Excellent addition for MSNBC.

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