Nation correspondent and MSNBC contributor Ari Melber has received a bit of a promotion, as he will now be serving as the co-host of The Cycle, a weekday talk show on the network. He will also be writing for The Law of Politics, a blog on MSNBC.com.
Melber will be taking the spot that was vacated recently by Salon senior political writer Steve Kornacki, who left the spot to become the new host of morning talk show Up, which airs on Saturdays and Sundays.
"Steve is irreplaceable; he was erudite, unique and downright lovable, and it's clear the MSNBC audience is excited to see him develop as a weekend host," Melber said in a statement.
Discussing The Cycle, he said that, "Breadth is definitely a strength here; the show can toggle from live reports in North Korea to the grassroots activists pushing gun regulation to a look at how baseball presents a spiritual quest -- those were all topics this week."
This is part of a large scheme of changes at the news network. Chris Hates was moved from Up to a primetime gig, while Ed Schultz's Ed Show moved to weekend afternoons.
Melber will be co-hosting The Cycle with S.E. Cupp, Krystal Ball and Toure.