MSNBC to Expect Big Changes When Multiple Contracts End Soon
MSNBC is expecting many changes this summer.
Lawrence O’Donnell’s contract ends June 4, and it’s still being speculated whether or not he’ll return. Even the network’s own president Phil Griffin has a contract ending shortly before Lawrence’s, and word on the street is it’s not being renewed.
“Contract expires June 4. I’ll let you know where you can watch me June 5 if it’s not MSNBC. I’m sorry this situation has become public,” Lawrence tweeted.
He also said last week that his ratings as the No. 2 on cable was just behind colleague’s Rachel Maddow.
According to Page Six, multiple sources say Lack wants to replace O’Donnell with disgraced NBC anchor Brian Williams. “It’s the worst kept secret at MSNBC. Brian even acknowledged when he got the 11 p.m. show that it would be temporary. Andy’s plan was to put him at 10 p.m.” But an NBC insider insisted that Griffin will be at MSNBC for “years to come,” and that “negotiations with O’Donnell are ongoing with the goal of renewal.”