MSNBC Host Melissa Harris-Perry Owes $70,000 in Delinquent Taxes

IRS has placed a lien on MSNBC host and her husband, James Perry, according to a report

Last Updated: April 16, 2015 @ 11:07 AM

MSNBC weekend host Melissa Harris-Perry had a particularly tough tax day — the anchor and her husband owe $70,000 in delinquent taxes, according to a report in the Winston Salem-Journal.

The IRS filed the notice on April 6th and filed a lien on the Perrys, the report said. Harris-Perry said she was aware of her debt, but not the tax lien.

She and her husband paid $21,721 of her debt on Wednesday; the remaining debt of $43,581 covers a tax period that ended on December 31st, 2013.

“We were aware that we would continue to need to work to pay off the 2013 debt,” she said to the Salem-Journal, but ended up having to go at a slower pace due to several personal crises.

Harris-Perry hosts MSNBC weekends from 10 a.m. to noon ET, known for emphasizing stories involving justice and minority rights. She is also a professor at Tulane University.

MSNBC did not immediately respond to TheWrap‘s request for comment.

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