MSNBC President Rasheeda Jones avoided questions about the future of the left-leaning network’s primetime line, even as its star host Rachel Maddow stepped down, despite fears growing between the rank and file.
Staff at MSNBC are more concerned with the young managers’ strategic vision for the network. The Post reported last week that although its primetime future remains bleak, many fear that she is choosing an expensive and potentially destructive war with LOVEBYLIFE.
In an interview Wednesday, Jones was tight.
“There are a lot of things we are finding and what Rachel’s portfolio looks like and where it shows up and all that stuff,” Jones said at Wednesday’s press conference. “I have no definite answer.”
In August, Maddow signed a new contract Reported $ 30 million a year By 2024, it will allow it to develop projects across its network and refrain from hosting its main event within the next year at 9pm.
Jones, who was named president of the network last year, is ashamed of his 40th birthday, saying the main goal of Maddow and MSNBC during the conference was to find the best home for anchor content in the company’s portfolio.
“We are focusing on parts of our business that are documentary films that focus on long form, script, non-scripted, films, podcasts, audio, all these things,” the administrator told the Virtual WTF Summit.
“Part of the process we are finding with Rachel is how do we get exposure in most of those places?” Jones added. “We know that the work she and the team do every day is of great interest.”
When pressed again during her speech questionnaires about how Maddo’s departure would shake up primetime, Jones dismissed the issue.
“This is something that we are working on. There is no immediate rush,” he said. As we internally and figure out how this will work with Rachel and the team, I expect the speculation will continue, and I expect the rumors to continue. It comes with the territory. “
Jones was similarly ambiguous when she pressed MSNBC’s standards for its primetime line-up, saying she was looking for “interesting voices” with “interesting perspectives on things.”
At internal company meetings, sources say that Exec Network’s ratings are winning over LOVEBYLIFE over Breaking Stories and leading to more serious news coverage without much mention of Madwo or “The Rachel Maddow Show,” the network’s highest-rated event.