‘Rachel Maddow Show’ Names Cory Gnazzo as Executive Producer

Gnazzo replaces Bill Wolff who departed MSNBC for ABC’s “The View”

Last Updated: September 2, 2014 @ 5:58 PM

Cory Gnazzo has been named executive producer of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” replacing Bill Wolff who departed in August to join ABC’s “The View.”

“I am thrilled to announce that Cory Gnazzo will be taking over as executive producer of ‘The Rachel Maddow Show,'” said MSNBC president Phil Griffin in a statement to TheWrap.  “Cory’s dedication to the show and his passion for news makes him well deserving of this opportunity.”

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“He has been with the Maddow Show since its launch in 2008 and won an Emmy for the live Afghanistan show in 2011. Cory joined MSNBC in 2000 as producer for ‘The News with Brian Williams‘ where he also won an Emmy for his work. 14 years at MSNBC, that virtually makes him a lifer.”

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Maddow already gave departing producer Wolff a touching send-off on the Aug. 22 episode of her cable news program, and now she’s offering words of encouragement to her new executive producer.

“Cory Gnazzo has been an integral and visionary part of the senior leadership of this show from day one,” said Maddow. “He is both respected and loved by everyone on this staff, and we’re all looking forward to moving on under his leadership.”