Another example of MSNBC's lack of imagination. This woman was one of their sharpest acquisitions and they totally wasted her. Now she's leaving to become a senior editor at The Atlantic -- which is mainly print currently, although they want her to do something with her television experience. It all sounds kind of murky right now.....
Alex Wagner leaves MSNBC for The Atlantic
By Alex Weprin
FORMER MSNBC ANCHOR Alex Wagner is leaving the channel to join The Atlantic as senior editor, the magazine announced Tuesday morning.
Wagner will not just be writing for the outlet, she will also play a major role in its live events and video projects.
"She will write for The Atlantic, moderate events with AtlanticLIVE, and help to develop video and TV projects with The Atlantic Studios," a statement from the company says. She [started 4/30, moderating] a panel Saturday morning featuring Hope Solo, Connie Britton, and Senators Amy Klobuchar and Shelley Moore Capito.
As The Atlantic expands into TV and video, it is hoping that Wagner can help guide the company in its ventures there, which include documentaries, hosted programs and animated shorts.
Wagner was a contributor at MSNBC for years, launching her own program, "Now with Alex Wagner," in 2011. That show was canceled in July 2015 as MSNBC began to pivot its dayside strategy away from opinion programming, but Wagner was at the time promised a weekend program. That weekend show never came to fruition.
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