|Presented by||Tamron Hall, Chris Jansing, Sheinelle Jones, Steve Kornacki, Craig Melvin, Andrea Mitchell, Frances Rivera, Thomas Roberts, Stephanie Ruhle, Kate Snow, Brian Williams, Alex Witt|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Location(s)||Secaucus, New Jersey (1996–2007)
Studio 3A, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City (2007–2016)
Studio 4G, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York City (2016–present)
|Running time||420 minutes (with commercials)|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)
|Original release||1996 – present|
"Live" is the flagship daytime news platform of NBC News, airing for eight consecutive hours per day on MSNBC. Focusing on live news coverage, the program consists of guest analysis and interviews around the stories of the day, in addition to feature-like stories, in-depth special reports, and The Weather Channel forecasts. When a story is deemed as breaking news, MSNBC producers have the discretion to replace any anchor with Breaking News Anchor Brian Williams.
"MSNBC Live" was the name of several hours of straight news programming on the network (both weekdays and weekends), similar to dayside programming on other cable news channels. Beginning in 2009, MSNBC began to fill in these hours with branded programming during dayside hours. During the network's pivot back to hard news in 2015, the name returned during daytime hours. The brand is also used during holidays and as fill-in programming when a show ends or is canceled until a new show is ready.
The program aired at various times through the years, but most recently aired Saturdays from 2-4pm ET, and Sundays from 3-4pm ET until late 2014, when the program's anchor, Craig Melvin, was reassigned, seeing the end of the program.
Following major changes to MSNBC's dayside lineup announced in February 2015, Thomas Roberts was appointed to a new weekday time slot from 1-3pm ET under the Live branding, beginning on March 2.
On October 5, 2015, Jose Diaz-Balart's morning program, 'The Daily Rundown,' and Tamron Hall's show of five years, 'NewsNation', were reverted to the 'Live' branding, airing at 9am ET and 11amET, respectively. In July 2016, Diaz-Balart left the program to begin his new duties as anchor of NBC Nightly News Saturday. Today Show weekend anchor Craig Melvin replaced Diaz-Balart.
For the most part, each block of the program maintains an element of autonomy and different segments depending on who is hosting. For example, Stephanie Ruhle's edition of the show is formatted similarly to a morning news show, while Steve Kornacki's edition of the program is focused almost singularly on political news and campaign data.
Currently, MSNBC Live airs from 9am-5pm ET each weekday. Andrea Mitchell's eponymous show, Andrea Mitchell Reports, also takes on the "Place for Politics" branding during election seasons.
Election Night Anchors and Contributors
- Brian Williams - election night chief anchor
- Rachel Maddow - election night co-host
- Chris Matthews - election night co-host
- Steve Kornacki - election night chief correspondent/delegate analyst
- Chuck Todd - election night analyst
- Nicolle Wallace - election night analyst
- Eugene Robinson - election night analyst
- Steve Schmidt - election night analyst
- Lawrence O'Donnell - election night analyst
Anchors and contributors
- Brian Williams – Breaking News Anchor (2015–present)
- Stephanie Ruhle - Anchor, 9AM to 10AM ET (2016-present)
- Craig Melvin - Anchor, 10AM to 11AM ET (2012-present)
- Tamron Hall - Anchor, 11AM to 12PM ET (2015–present)
- Thomas Roberts – Anchor, 2PM to 3PM ET (2015–present)
- Kate Snow – Anchor, 3PM to 4PM ET (2015–present)
- Steve Kornacki - Anchor, 4PM to 5PM ET (2015-present)
- Chris Jansing – Rotating Anchor (2015-present)
- Alex Witt - Anchor, Weekends 12PM to 2PM ET (2014-present)
- Richard Lui - Anchor, Weekends 4PM to 5PM ET (2016-present)
- Sheinelle Jones - Rotating Anchor Weekends (2015-present)
MSNBC and NBC News programming is shown for several hours a day on the 24-hour news network Orbit News in Europe and the Middle East, including MSNBC Live and several other MSNBC shows.
- "MSNBC Live" with Tamron Hall
- "MSNBC Live" with Thomas Roberts
- "MSNBC Live" with Kate Snow
- "MSNBC Live" with Craig Melvin website
Meet the Press
|MSNBC Live (Saturdays and Sundays)
3:00 PM–4:00 PM
Disrupt with Karen Finney