Ratigan takes on hosting duties

Anchor to host own show on MSNBC

Former CNBC anchor Dylan Ratigan is shifting his scope from profits to politics.

Ratigan will host his own untitled show at 9 a.m. (ET) weekdays beginning June 29 on sister cabler MSNBC following “Morning Joe.” He will also contribute to various NBC News programs.

Announcement was made by MSNBC president Phil Griffin.

“What draws me to MSNBC is that they have offered me a two-hour forum to discuss any and all political issues with no directive other than to provide compelling content, which apparently now I have to do,” said Ratigan, whose contract with CNBC ended on March 31.

Ratigan told Daily Variety that he became interested in his own show after regularly appearing on “Morning Joe.”

“I became a more active participant to the ‘Morning Joe’ conversation and found that I had a lot of value to add,” he said. “I would talk to Phil about these creative ideas and that’s where this all began. … I felt so compelled to expand that this is less about burnout and more about opportunity.”

Most recently serving as anchor of “Fast Money” and co-anchor of “Closing Bell,” Ratigan has been at business-centric CNBC since 2003 following a turn as global managing editor at Bloomberg News. Previously, he was a contributor at ABC News.