Melber will be taking over for ousted MSNBC host, Greta Van Susteren.
The surname of Rachel Maddow, the liberal MSNBC host, comes from her one paternal Jewish grandparent, though her family identifies as Catholic.
During a stop on MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ Rob Reiner got into a heated debate with hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski about the media’s role and responsibility in covering Donald Trump’s run for office and the role of journalists in holding him accountable for his policies.
MSNBC apologized for using “not factually accurate” maps in a segment discussing the violence that has erupted across Israel in recent weeks.
MSNBC host Toure Neblett apologized for a tweet in which he suggested that Jewish survivors of the Holocaust succeeded because they are white.
President Obama was in rare form at the annual White House Correspondents Dinner on Saturday, delivering zingers at House Republican leaders, Fox News, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and his own Obamacare troubles. His best line of the evening, the pundits seem to agree, was this one aimed at House Speaker John Boehner:
N.J. Hillel Hosts 1-Stater. Relax, She’s Right-Winger
New York Mayor Bill De Blasio was asked by an MSNBC his decision to address a closed-door AIPAC gala last month. J.J. Goldberg says his response was pretty eloquent.
Ronan Farrow, the 25-year-old son of actress Mia Farrow, will host a one-hour weekday show starting early next year on MSNBC, the U.S. television channel said on Wednesday.
Forward editor-in-chief discussed the battle in Gaza and the broader Israeli-Palestinian conflict in an appearance on the Melissa Harris-Perry show on MSNBC.