Rashida Jones MSNBC Biography – Rashida Jones MSNBC Wiki
Rashida Jones is senior vice president, NBC News and MSNBC. In this role, she leads and serves as the executive producer of breaking news and major events for both NBC News and MSNBC, including network-wide coverage of the coronavirus pandemic, the impeachment trial of President Trump, and the networks’ Decision 2020 coverage including presidential debates, town halls, primaries and special election nights, forums, and hours of on-the-ground reporting. Under her leadership, Jones oversaw the production of the top two most-watched Democratic presidential debates in television history; the presidential debate in February 2020 in Las Vegas averaged nearly 20 million viewers and 13.5 million livestream views.
Jones also leads MSNBC Dayside programming, managing hours of live programming and newsgathering for the network, focusing on breaking news, live reporting and infusing the resources and journalism of NBC News. In addition, she oversees NBC News’ network-wide series, including Justice For All, Climate in Crisis and Kids Under Pressure, as well as the 2019 launch of NBC News’ new streaming network, NBC News NOW. Jones is also responsible for the NBC News Decision Desk – the network’s team of data scientists responsible for making all election decisions on primary and election nights.
Prior to her time with MSNBC, she was the news director for the NBC affiliate in Columbia, South Carolina, where she rebuilt and rebranded the news team to focus on in-depth investigative reporting. The station was number one in the market. Jones also served as director of live programming at The Weather Channel, leading coverage and programming for some of the network’s most historic weather events, including Hurricane Katrina, mass tornado outbreaks and paralyzing snow storms.
Jones is a graduate of Hampton University, where she was inducted into the Scripps Howard Journalism Hall of Fame. She is the co-chair of Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications Advisory Board. She is also a board member of the Carole Kneeland Project for Responsible Journalism and a non-resident senior fellow with the University of Pennsylvania’s Fox Leadership Program. In addition, she is a member of The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Alliance for Women in Media and the National Association of Black Journalists.
Rashida Jones President MSNBC
On Monday, NBCUniversal News Group Chairman Cesar Conde announced that Rashida Jones will succeed Phil Griffin as president of MSNBC, starting February 1, 2020. Griffin will step down after 25 years at the cable news channel. He started with NBC News in 1985 as a producer on the “TODAY” show. He was named president of MSNBC in 2008.
Conde wrote in an email to NBC News employees: “Rashida knows and understands MSNBC, in part because it’s where she started when she first joined NBCU seven years ago. She knows that it is the people who work here that make it great, and she understands its culture. She also appreciates the impact and potential of the brand.”
As president of MSNBC, Griffin oversaw the network during the Obama and Trump administrations. In an email to the staff of NBC News and MSNBC, Griffin thanked his colleagues and reflected on his tenure at the company. Griffin wrote, “Shortly after this election, I told Cesar and Jeff Shell that the time felt right to hang up my cleats. They were both so gracious and supportive. We’ve been blessed with spectacular talent at every level. I admire the commitment, the camaraderie, the scrappiness, the pure love everyone has for this place. MSNBC is about humanity. The creativity, the compassion, the fact you all care so much. And that is what I will miss the most.”
Rashida Jones MSNBC Age
Rashida Jones was born in 1981. She is 39 years old.
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