(RoyalPatriot.com )- Last week, dozens of NBC News and MSNBC staffers were fired and MSNBC host Hallie Jackson was removed from her show as part of a shakeup at the cable outlet.
About 75 employees out of the roughly 3,500 staffers from the NBC news division were let go by last Thursday, just one day after NBC announced that its news division president Noah Oppenheim was stepping down.
Additionally, NBC is booting Jackson from the 3 pm weekday slot on MSNBC effective February 13 at which time Katy Tur will replace her.
Jackson, the senior Washington correspondent, will be moved to the network’s streaming service NBC News Now where she will host “Hallie Jackson NOW” from 5 pm to 7 pm.
In a memo to staffers announcing the move, Janelle Rodriguez, executive vice president of NBC News said moving Jackson to the streaming service “is a natural extension for Hallie as she expands her role more broadly at NBC News.”
MSNBC’s shakeup also includes anchor José Díaz-Balart from his 10 am timeslot to 11 am while Chris Jansing will anchor an expanded program from 1 pm until 3 pm.
MSNBC’s 10 am hour will feature “a rotating lineup of hosts until a new anchor is named,” according to MSNBC president Rashida Jones. Jones said the programming changes will “strengthen our lineup and better position the network for future success.”
MSNBC will also overhaul its weekend programming starting on February 18, with Katie Phang hosting the 8 am slot, followed by Jonathan Capehart at 9 am, and Ali Velshi from 10 am until noon.
NBC News Group chief Cesar Conde announced that Oppenheim will be replaced by Rebecca Blumenstein, the deputy managing editor of the New York Times. Blumenstein’s official title will be President of Editorial for NBC News, making her responsible for overseeing editorial, newsgathering, booking, and the NBC News bureaus worldwide.
Oppenheim, meanwhile, will be moving to the parent company NBCUniversal where he will take on a film and TV production role.