Joe Scarborough, the host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” is expanding his role at NBC News as senior political analyst and regular contributor to “Meet the Press,” the network announced on Friday.
Scarborough will continue to host his morning talk show alongside co-host Mika Brzezinski as his responsibilities at the network grow.
The former congressman will join new “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd as a regular roundtable contributor. Scarborough’s appearance on the show is one of the many changes the network has in store for the Sunday program since former host David Gregory’s departure.
Todd, who makes his debut on Sunday, is managing editor on top of his moderating duties, while John Reiss — a former “Hardball with Chris Matthews” executive producer — was recently named executive producer.
“Joe has one of the best political minds in the NBC family,” Todd, also the NBC News political director, said in a statement. “His love of politics and passion for debate will guarantee the kind of robust conversation that has always been a hallmark of Meet the Press, and I look forward to the reported analysis he’ll bring to the table.”