Trump Nemesis Katy Tur Lands MSNBC Midday Slot

Variety reports:

NBC News reporters Katy Tur and Hallie Jackson, who gained recognition on the 2016 campaign trail covering the campaign of President-elect Donald Trump, will get some new duties, according to a memo from NBC News Washington Bureau Chief Ken Strickland.

Tur, who has been at NBC News for some time after working at WNBC and some regional TV outlets, will “anchor MSNBC’s 2pm hour through the first 100 days of the Trump administration. More to come soon,” Strickland said.

President-elect Trump made a practice of pointing Tur out to attendees of his rallies. Being insulted by Trump, she wrote in a piece for Marie Claire, “puts me in the strange company of Saudi Arabian Prince Alwaleed bin Talal (Trump called him “dopey”), the state of New Jersey (“deeply troubled”), and a podium in the Oval Office (“not good”).

The 2PM time slot was previously anchored by out journalist Thomas Roberts, who lost his show last month.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    Good. I hope she gets under his skin every single day.

    In other news, I love The Divine Miss M!

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    • Nowhereman

      He’ll just declare that he didn’t want to touch them anyway. None of them were 10s.

      • Guest

        Corinthians: all of them overrated losers. Sad!

      • StraightGrandmother

        That was a good one!

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  • Lazycrockett

    If the show doesn’t have a distinct presence outside of what MSNBC airs throughout the day it’s gonna be another failure. Honestly you can’t tell where one of these afternoon shows end and the other begins.

    • karen in kalifornia

      Sure you can. The show after Katie Tur’s is Gretchen S. lately of Fox News for years and years, Surely that will make you realize the 2 o’clock hour slot is up and time to turn off the tv or at least the channel.

      • Piet

        How many years has Gretel been on tv and she still hasn’t learned to moderate her voice.

  • MSNB-what? Sorry, stopped watching them ages ago. Let me know when these alleged ‘news’ channels start committing acts of journalism, rather than the on-air video equivalent of sensationalist clickbait.

    “You’ll never believe what the President-Elect tweeted today! More after the break. Then, at the top of the hour, we will show an empty podium in Cleveland and breathlessly speculate whether he’ll address this latest controversy. After that, we’ll have a panel of Congressmembers and conservative pundits to comment, but not a single Democrat anywhere.”

    • Joe in PA

      OR…they’ll interview a panel of pundits. NO ONE THAT HAD BEEN ELECTED. They just interview themselves. “Coming up after a break…. Yuck.

    • another_steve

      One has to watch MSNBC selectively.

      Joy Reid. Lawrence O’Donnnell. Rachel Maddow (on a good night).

      • patrick

        I wish I could. Yet all those shows also offer endless Trump-mania and endless talking-heads. Virtually absent of investigative-reporting. After all, what can they possibly accomplish, given the agenda of the Network’s corporate-overlords? Once MSNBC rebranded itself as the 24-hour Trump-channel, they abandoned any expectation of retaining this long-time, formerly loyal, viewer.

        • another_steve

          Well the first major mental adjustment I had to make was to stop thinking of MSNBC as a “news network.” They’re a commentary network, not a news network.

          Some of their commentators are good and some not so good.

          Love me my (openly-gay) Steve Kornacki and my Chris Hayes, but they both remind me of those professor assistants in university that you wished would just go away and die.

      • Wilberforce

        They all followed the same script, which was used across the media: nonstop Trump coverage. Why you would like these three, who are no different than the long list of corrupt journalists, is beyond my comprehension.

        • Dave Babler

          No I’m sorry Maddow did not pull that crap this election.

    • kaydenpat

      I can’t imagine watching MSNBC now as it is morphing into Fox News-lite.

      • JCF

        You’d prefer to be watching Frothy Mix on CNN?

        • kaydenpat

          Stopped watching CNN years ago.

    • Ron

      Madam try using critical thinking skills! Glean the facts on your own, not from one Network, not from one medium, not from one country! Especially now it is of paramount importance that all of us not be vamboozled by bullshit regardless of the source! Especially by you Joe Scarborough!!!

  • Bared Bear

    I don’t know who she is but she had me at “Trump Nemesis.”

    • The Return of Traxley

      Please let that be the name of her show.

      • Snarkaholic

        And the band she plays in after work!

    • Ernest Endevor

      She covered his campaign from day one for MSNBC and was impressive.

      • JCF

        And has a long list of Deplorable-generated death threats to prove it.

  • The Return of Traxley


    A palate cleanser to follow Asshole Joe and Bubblehead Blonde. Wait for him to combust with penis envy in 3…2…1…

  • HZ81

    I love her. I know. This queen is queening, but she is really fabulous, and I hope she is able to mend her relationship with Zoey one day.

    Also, more Joy Reid. Yesterday.

    • The Sentinel

      More JOY REID, always!

      • HZ81


  • ByronK

    Good, I really like her and it would be nice for something positive to come out of the horrible treatment Trump inflicted on her.

  • Ernest Endevor

    Good for her.

  • The Sentinel

    Katy refuses to speak to her father, trans reporter Zoey Tur.

    • JCF

      That link is not a citation for your assertion. Got one that is? [And if true, is it because she’s Trans? Parents and children stop speaking for a zillion reasons!]

  • Steverino

    If she really wants to “piss” off Trump, she should insist he call her Cathy-Tur.

    • Nowhereman

      Good one, Steverino. Took me a minute…

  • kaydenpat

    I took a JMG commenter’s advice and stopped watching MSNBC but I hope that Tur actually does her job and goes after Trump unlike so many of her colleagues.

  • bkmn

    I hope she negotiated for a 24/ security team.

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      I hope that team includes a food-tester.

  • Guest

    He hates her most of all because he wants her, and knows he could NEVER buy her.

  • StraightGrandmother

    I’m still mad at Thomas Roberts for going to Russia to be the MC for Trump’s Miss Universe Pageant. He knew, he made a bunch of excuses and he took the money and did the gig.

    • another_steve

      And exactly during the period when Putin’s crackdown on LGBT people was much in the news.

      It was pretty despicable of Roberts, an openly gay man.

  • Dave Babler

    Why did Roberts lose his job anyway was it just ratings?

    • IamM

      I think he just lost his afternoon show.

      • Dave Babler

        Yeh, ok why did he lose that? I’m getting tired of MSNBC shuffling their daytime line up so often.

        • IamM

          Ratings, they said. Though the constant shuffling and or lack of differentiation between the afternoon shows could be the cause of the low ratings so…

  • jefe5084

    So, NBC, are you thinking maybe you’ve gone too far right with your latest hires so you need to appeal to to the …. well, tell me (not that I will ever watch your news again) who the fuck are your demographics? Cuz we know, there’s no center anymore, and maybe you are thinking being centrist or left of center will not be bringing in the money for the next few decades? Dumb asses.

  • JCF

    MSNBC, please hire Katy a body guard (because the Deplorables are, well, y’know…)