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Women’s Media Center Congratulates Karen Finney as MSNBC Weekend Host

April 3, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Women’s Media Center congratulates Karen Finney on being named weekend host for MSNBC.

“We are delighted that MSNBC has tapped Karen to host her own show,” said Julie Burton, president of the Women’s Media Center. “She is a big talent who brings tremendous intellect, political smarts, and media savvy to every conversation.  We congratulate her and MSNBC.”

MSNBC President Griffin announced today that Finney — who served as the first African-American spokeswoman for the Democratic National Committee — would host a new afternoon program airing weekends from 4-5 p.m. She has been an MSNBC political analyst and guest host on the network since 2009.

The Women’s Media Center works to make women and girls visible and powerful in the media through strategic programs that transform the media landscape, and that include media training, media monitoring and activism, media reports, media programs, and special initiatives.  The Women’s Media Center also produces original media content on our CBS radio show, Women’s Media Center Live with Robin Morgan, and publishes Women’s Media Center Features that provide progressive women’s perspectives on both headline stories and timely events. The organization was founded in 2005 by Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan, and Gloria Steinem.

For more information, contact Cristal Williams Chancellor, media relations manager, or 202-587-1636.