MSNBC Bids Adieu to Cenk Uygur

Uygur had been hosting “MSNBC Live” at 6 p.m. since January

Cenk Uygur, host of “MSNBC Live” since January, will be leaving MSNBC after declining a shift to another timeslot.

"We have decided to make a change at 6 p.m.," an MSNBC spokesperson said. "It's unfortunate that Cenk has declined our offer to have him develop and host a program for another timeslot." 

Ever since Keith Olbermann left and MSNBC had to reshuffle its primetime lineup, Uygur had been in the 6 p.m. slot. There have been reports Al Sharpton will be replacing him — hence the request to shift slots — but MSNBC has yet to confirm such a move.

Uygur is expected to hold a press conference tomorrow. This was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.