Former weekend host and longtime contributor departs from network
Karen Finney, who hosted a short-lived weekend show on MSNBC and also served as a network contributor for years, is no longer with the network, individuals with knowledge of the situation confirmed to TheWrap.
Also read: MSNBC Cancels Karen Finney’s ‘Disrupt’
Finney popped up on CNN’s “The Lead” with Jake Tapper this afternoon to discuss the midterm elections. She tweeted about her appearance beforehand.
After 5 great years it was time to move on, I’ve left MSNBC. I’ll still be on the airwaves as a freelancer, later today as a guest on CNN.
– Karen Finney (@finneyk) November 4, 2014
Finney, a former director of communications for the Democratic National Committee, hosted “Disrupt” on weekends for MSNBC for a year from 2013-2014, but the show was canceled this summer. She remained with the network as a contributor up until now.
As TheWrap reported Monday, MSNBC is in the midst of a strategy shift that focuses on sending talent into the country for more reported content. For Tuesday’s midterms, various network stars are reporting on-the-ground from various closely contested states, including Alex Wagner, Joy Reid, Ed Schultz, and Lawrence O’Donnell.