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Rashida Jones      

MSNBC President and First Black Executive to Run a Major Television News Network

Rashida Jones is the president of the cable news network MSNBC, succeeding Phil Griffin on February 1, 2021. Jones is the first Black woman to lead a cable news network.

Jones was previously senior vice president of news at MSNBC and NBC News, where she oversaw breaking news coverage, like the coronavirus pandemic and 2020 election. Jones set rating records for two town-hall specials and helped oversee the second presidential debate, during which NBC correspondent Kristen Welker became only the second Black woman to moderate a presidential debate solo.

Jones has also helped to bring more diversity to MSNBC’s daytime and weekend schedule, like extending Nicolle Wallace’s show, Deadline: White House.

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