Karen Finney has shown herself to be fair and balanced, strategically sophisticated politically, and kind enough to share campaign advice with the opposition (even though they have not been wise enough to take it). Ever since she began appearing as a commentator on MSNBC her fan base has steadily grown (as witnessed by the many hits this post receives every time she fills in for Bashir) and become increasingly insistent that she be given a show of her own.
Regularly seen on Bashir Live, where she has also filled in for Martin occasionally, as well as on Weekends with Alex Whitt, Now with Alex Wagner, and Lawrence O’Donnell’s prime time hour among other MSNBC offerings, Karen’s pleasant humor, incisive intellect, and ability to put issues in an historical perspective have made her an ideal guest.
Her ability to get ahead of the pack on back stories and bring in fresh perspectives will make her a stand-out host as seen when she filled in for Martin Bashir and exposed ALEC as the organization behind “stand your ground” laws in many states. Thus it was most welcome news when we learned today that Ms. Karen Finney has been given a spot to call her own at MSNBC.
02 Apr 2013 1:37 PMKAREN FINNEY NAMED MSNBC WEEKEND HOST
Finney to Host Weekends 4p-5p ET
NEW YORK –April 2, 2013 – Karen Finney has been named host of a new MSNBC program to air on weekends from 4-5 p.m. ET. More details about the program, including the launch date, will be announced in the coming weeks.
“Karen’s rich background in both education policy and politics will add a unique point of view to our expanding live weekend programming,” said Phil Griffin, President of MSNBC.
Finney has been an MSNBC political analyst and guest host on the network since 2009.
We will all be watching, Karen! We know you will do a terrific job and are looking forward to your debut. Congratulations! It’s about time!