MSNBC Adds Karen Finney to Anchor Lineup After Push for Diversity

Karen Finney joins Melissa Harris-Perry as the only two black female weekend anchors.

karen finneyMSNBC has added Karen Finney as the host of an afternoon program airing on weekend’s from 4-5 p.m., joining Melissa Harris-Perry as the only African-American women to host such a time slot.

The new addition comes after many advocates and viewers complained that cable networks including MSNBC failed to diversify their anchor line-up.

Finney, who served as the first African-American spokeswoman for the Democratic National Committee, has been an MSNBC political analyst and guest host on the network since 2009.

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