Media react to Brittney Griner sentencing
This year, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow has moved from being a daily news host to a weekly Monday slot while she focuses on other projects under her new contract.
In an interview with vanity loungeMaddow shed light on the behind-the-scenes details of talks with NBCUniversal, which resulted in a new contract that will see her stay with the company until the 2024 election and a salary of $30 million a year.
It wasn’t “some sort of heated, hostile negotiation with NBC,” Maddow said. “What I asked for, and I realize it’s a very difficult thing to ask of a big company, is flexibility, fluidity and tolerance.”
“Like, I want us to manage this in a way that we don’t have to map every second. And I want all of my employees to stay employed, and I want them to be able to move from one type of project to another. other, just like me.
Alex Wagner takes over from Maddow Tuesday through Friday, as his show kicks off August 16 at 9 p.m. ET.
“This is not a show where our hair is on fire, and we’re yelling at each other, and we’re creating these manufactured moments of tension,” MSNBC president Rashida Jones said of the show’s format under Wagner in a June interview with The New York Times.
“I really want the takeaway from this show to be a better understanding of what’s going on in the world.”