MSNBC Adds Karen Finney to Anchor Lineup After Push for Diversity
Black Enterprise Magazine January-March 2019 Issue

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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Gerren Keith Gaynor (@MrGerrenalist) is a freelance journalist based in New York City. He has been published in the New York Times, ESSENCE magazine,, New York Amsterdam News, and Gaynor received his master degree in Journalism from Columbia University and his bachelor's in English from Morehouse College.