Rashida Jones will succeed Phil Griffin as president of MSNBC, the network announced Monday.
Rashida Jones will be the first Black executive to lead one of the major cable news networks. She has led breaking news and event coverage at the network, including election night and presidential debates. In an interview with MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski in October, said of the challenge of covering breaking news during the Covid-19 pandemic, “If you would’ve told me in January that we were moving the entire organization to their bedrooms and living rooms, I would have laughed. But now it has become so seamless. It’s unbelievable what we’ve been able to do.”