MSNBC Hires Another Gay Anchor (Who Just Came Out 2 Years Ago)
With the announcement this week that liberal journalist Steve Kornacki of Salon will take over weekend roundtable show, Up, MSNBC is adding its third openly gay anchor to the lineup. Kornacki succeeds Chris Hayes of The Nation who is getting his own show on weekdays at the 8 p.m. time slot once helmed by Ed Schultz. It's the lead-in to The Rachel Maddow Show, the cable news channel's highest rated program. Maddow, who is gay, often called upon Kornacki as a guest.