Shows Cancelled story
In a story July 30 about MSNBC cancelling 3 daytime shows, The Associated Press implied that Ari Melber was named the network chief legal correspondent last week. He was named to the position in April.
A corrected version of the story is below:
MSNBC said Thursday that it is cancelling three of its afternoon programs, part of a network wide shift to a straight news focus during the daytime hours. with hosts Ari Melber, Toure, Abby Huntsman and Krystal Ball.
Schultz had the longest history at MSNBC. He was once a prime time personality at the network and was relegated to weekends, then was brought back for a daily show. He be leaving the network, MSNBC President Phil Griffin said.
Wagner will stay on at MSNBC as a political reporter, and Melber will continue as the network chief legal correspondent, a role he has held since April. Toure, Huntsman and Ball are leaving the network.
All of the shows featured a liberal perspective. Under new NBC News boss Andrew Lack, MSNBC will focus on news coverage during the day with opinionated shows in prime time as it struggles to reverse a ratings decline. Former News anchor Brian Williams will join MSNBC as a breaking news anchor.
This story has been updated to correct attribution in the third paragraph. The comment should be attributed to MSNBC President Phil Griffin, not network spokesman Mark Kornblau.