The Wrap’s Jordan Chariton writes that Jose Diaz Balart will get The Daily Rundown which will now air for two hours.
The morning show formerly hosted by Chuck Todd and Savannah Guthrie will be anchored from Miami starting November
The MSNBC show left behind by Chuck Todd now has a host in the form of José Díaz-Balart, who will anchor an expanded “Daily Rundown” from 9 a.m.-11 a.m., individuals with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap.
The Miami-based Díaz-Balart, who debuted on MSNBC at 10 a.m. in July and also anchors an evening newscast on Telemundo, will anchor the morning show that under Todd was based in D.C. and focused on politics.
What gets me is Phil Griffin’s not so internal internal memo that just happened to get leaked to Chariton…this part in particular…
Jose Diaz-Balart joined the msnbc family in July and is already off to a great start. He’s introduced new voices and a fresh perspective to our network. Thanks to his deep experience as an anchor he has the ability and flexibility to deliver dynamic coverage of breaking news events – as they develop.
There are internal memos which are designed for internal consumption and just happen to get leaked. And then there are internal memos which are designed for external consumption and must get leaked in order to be successful. This is the latter.
Griffin is so nakedly obvious in what he’s doing here it’s embarrassing. He writes an internal memo which ticks off all his recent public talking points. You don’t do that for an internal memo you want to send your employees. You do that when you want to send out a press release in the form of an internal memo.