© Copyright 2020 Variety Media, LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Business Media, LLC. In some ways, that’s a blessing because you actually have something to do with your day on a timeline, with a structure that can’t be ignored. Read Next: Industry Notables Join Virtual Red Carpet for Micheaux Project Student Workshop, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Sidelined After ‘Close Contact’ Tests Positive for Coronavirus, Why Bret Baier Calling Biden ‘President Elect’ on Fox News Is Such a Big Deal, NBC News’ Al Roker Reveals He Has Prostate Cancer. A rotating group of anchors will continue to host MSNBC’s “A.M. On the other hand, if you actually need a real break it’s hard to take one. The former Fusion TV host is also already host of the "Latina to Latina" podcast. More Americans are rising earlier and looking for news before 6 a.m. That has prompted Fox News Channel to place more emphasis on “Fox & Friends First” and CNN to combine veteran Christine Romans with up-and-comer Laura Jarrett on “Early Start.”, As part of the moves, Yasmin Vossoughian will host two hours of “MSNBC Live,” on Saturdays and Sundays between 3 p.m and 5 p.m. She has been anchoring “Morning Joe: First Look,” the program that currently sits in the slot that will house “Way Too Early.”. The baby always needs something.

The moves are part of a longstanding bid by MSNBC to provide live coverage on Saturdays and Sundays after relying for years on documentary programming and endless re-airs of the life-in-jail series “Lockup” (that program’s heavy presence on weekends was so ensconced in the network’s schedule that Rachel Maddow on her Friday broadcasts would often sign off to “the warden” who narrated “Lockdown’s” opening moments). By Know Your Value staff. And has this pandemic taken that respect to a whole new level? Negatives: I really miss the studio crews I work with on the show. Johnson was the host of NPR’s “1A” before moving to MSNBC. The shifts may also reflect a desire by MSNBC executives to compete  more aggressively in the early morning slot during the week. He has guest hosted MSNBC’s daytime coverage since joining the network and also taken part in election coverage. I did put up a new play area with a gate because he’s about to start crawling at any moment and THAT is going to be a new thing.

His new show aims to connect everyday people and newsmakers for conversations about the biggest stories of the recent news cycle, in hopes of preparing audiences for days ahead. What are the positives and what are the negatives? Matt Rivera, a "Meet the Press" senior producer and husband to Kasie Hunt, with their 7-month-old son Mars. Johnson joined MSNBC earlier this year. Her last broadcast of “Kasie DC,” which launched in October of 2017, will take place this weekend, on Sunday, September 13. How are you balancing being on the air, having the baby home with you and your husband doing his job from home as well? If my husband and I couldn’t trade the baby back and forth, I think we would both be completely losing our minds.

Johnson was the host of NPR’s “1A” before moving to MSNBC.

Did you come back too soon, would you have needed more time if you could do it again? As far as why the network decided to bring Kasie’s Sunday night show to an end, it’s all about the ratings — isn’t it always? The moves will give MSNBC viewers 30 live hours on the weekends, with fresh programming on the air from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. eastern on both Saturdays and Sundays. Joy” on weekends between 10 a.m. and noon on weekends.

It’s just not the same without them. Mentally, I was absolutely ready to start going back to work and figuring out the working mom life, but physically I definitely needed more time. The cable news network also announced two new live weekend programs starting Sept. 19. A replacement for the show’s previous host, Joy Reid, is expected to be named in the fall. The final Kasie DC aired on September 13, 2020.

I don’t know how moms with toddlers are doing it.

"Kasie DC" host and NBC News Capitol Hill correspondent Kasie Hunt with her 7-month-old Mars. The team that set up my studio did an amazing job, and I’m so impressed with how it looks. Why is ‘Kasie DC’ ending? Alicia Menendez, who joined the network in late 2019, will debut “American Voices” on Saturdays and Sundays between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. eastern, while Joshua Johnson (pictured, above) who joined MSNBC earlier this year, will premiere “The Week” between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. on weekend evenings. At least the commute before morning TV is better. © 2020 KNOW YOUR VALUE. It’s giving me a chance to recover more fully. I always feel guilty being at home if I’m not trying to work and report every single second, so I’m trying to give myself permission to just hang out with Mars … I’m actually getting to be here as he tries to figure out crawling. In August, CNN had more viewers in that category in each weekend hour than MSNBC did. Now I am just in awe of those moms who are balancing multiple kids, trying to work while also suddenly trying to also be their kids’ teacher, while also getting food on the table and trying to keep sane at the same time. While MSNBC’s ratings have soared during the Trump presidency, its weekend programming often loses to CNN’s in the critical category of viewers between 25 and 54 – the audience most desired by the advertisers that support news programs. Kasie DC was a Sunday night news and politics television program that aired on MSNBC, hosted by Kasie Hunt, who had been serving as NBC News' Capitol Hill correspondent, covering Congress across all NBC News and MSNBC platforms. Kasie Hunt. Mika: How are you doing with Mars in this pandemic? This is how she got it back. "Kasie DC" host and NBC News Capitol Hill correspondent Kasie Hunt with her 7-month-old Mars. Rachel Maddow on her Friday broadcasts would often sign off to “the warden”, to combine veteran Christine Romans with up-and-comer Laura Jarrett on “Early Start.”.

Now there is so much cooking. I’m up way later than normal worrying. Kasie: Positives: No commute! I am especially in awe of all the working moms on the front lines, particularly our nurses — these women are the backbone and they’re worried about bringing the disease home to their families. Gayle King Talks Wild Election Night: ‘I Slept in My Clothes and My Spanx’, On ‘The Undoing,’ a Heavily-Dressed Manhattan Townhouse Plays the Home of Hugh Grant and Nicole Kidman, The Boat Parade Is Over: Donald Trump Lost 4 of the Top 5 States for Boat Ownership, EA and Take-Two Beat Q3 Expectations With Flagship Releases, Take A Comfortable Seat With Supportive And Protective Desk Chair Mats. Kasie Hunt, NBC News’ Capitol Hill correspondent and host of MSNBC’s “KasieDC,” is the first to admit the juggle is a lot to handle. Before joining MSNBC, Menendez was a correspondent on “Amanpour & Company” on PBS and hosted a news and culture program on Fusion called “Alicia Menendez Tonight,” She has anchored weekend programs at MSNBC and filled in for Nicolle Wallace on “Deadline: White House.” Her new show is expected to focus on the week’s biggest political stories while spotlighting news on under-reported issues as well as under-represented voices. Kasie: I had a difficult recovery after giving birth. Not to mention, their work is so important for clearing the decks to be able to focus on editorial instead of any technical issue.

The 35-year-old, who started hosting "Kasie DC" on weekend nights in 2017, will switch to her new 5 a.m.

Kasie Hunt, whose “Kasie DC” offered viewers a Washington perspective on Sunday evenings, will re-launch “Way Too Early,” an MSNBC early-morning offering for …

With the producers scattered at home and no one to fix problems as they arise, it’s a much bigger challenge to stay focused on the next script or question.

Mika: Do you like doing your show from home? But it’s a battle. Luckily, we are both at home and we only have one baby! RELATED: On air and at home: How NBCU moms are juggling work, family while covering coronavirus. Kasie and her husband, Matt Rivera, a “Meet the Press” senior producer, are both working full-time from home while parenting 7-month old Mars. That is the one silver lining in this for me; being able to be off my feet instead of in the marble halls of the Capitol. Hunt, who is also NBC News’ Capitol Hill correspondent, will anchor “Way Too Early” from Washington. As for being kind. Hunt, who joined NBC News in 2013, has seen her star rise at MSNBC in recent years.

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Mika: What did you take for granted before this pandemic? Some personal news! I try to think about them whenever I’m having a rough moment. Seven months later, I’m still struggling with it, doing physical therapy and other things to try and get better.