Report: Baldwin to become MSNBC host

A media news site is reporting that Alec Baldwin is slated to become a host on MSNBC. 

According to an unnamed source on the website Mediaite, Baldwin will host a show in the 10 p.m. time slot on Fridays. 

MSNBC didn’t deny the report in the article: “We’re fans of Alec, but we’ve got nothing to say regarding this unconfirmed report,” a source with the news channel said. 

The slot is currently open since Lawrence O’Donnell only hosts that time slot from Monday through Thursday. 

Baldwin has long been rumored to be up for a hosting gig on the network and even running for political office. He is a prominent Democratic donor and has appeared at press conferences on Capitol Hill with Senate Majority Whip Dick DurbinDick DurbinSpending bill doesn't include Cruz internet fight Overnight Tech: GOP says internet fight isn't over | EU chief defends Apple tax ruling | Feds roll out self-driving car guidelines | Netflix's China worries Reid blasts Cruz over internet fight MORE (D-Ill.).

He also has connections with NBC Entertainment, as he wrapped up the "30 Rock" TV series earlier this year. 

Baldwin came under fire in June for a series of anti-gay tweets aimed at a reporter who claimed the actor's wife was tweeting during actor James Gandolfini’s memorial service. 

He quickly apologized but not before being chided by CNN host Anderson Cooper and prominent political blogger Andrew Sullivan.