What Happens at MSNBC After Brian Williams Exits? | Analysis

”No network position really, anymore, is Walter Cronkite sitting in the same chair for decades,“ one observer says

Brian Williams’ newly-announced departure from MSNBC may not be the “death of cable news” but it’s definitely not great news for MSNBC as cable news outlets face ongoing ratings declines, media experts told TheWrap.

MSNBC already went through an intense round of “what happens next” speculation when prime time star Rachel Maddow renewed her contract this summer but said she planned to step away from nightly hosting duties in favor of specials.

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Lindsey Ellefson

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Tim Baysinger

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