Steve Kornacki promoted at NBC News, MSNBC

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Steve Kornacki has been named national political correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC, the networks announced Monday.

In the elevated role, Kornacki, 37, will contribute regularly to NBC’s “Today” and become the primary fill-in host for “Hardball with Chris Matthews,” MSNBC’s longest-running program.

“Steve was one of our breakout stars of the 2016 election and is an exceptional talent,” MSNBC President Phil Griffin said in a statement.


“His intelligence and unique perspective enables our political coverage to operate on a higher level, one that clearly sets us apart from the competition.”

Kornacki joined MSNBC as a contributor in 2010.

The cable news network has been on a roll lately since President Trump took office.

For the month of April, MSNBC was up year-over-year 82 percent in total viewers and 61 percent in the prime-time 25–54-year-old demographic that advertisers covet most.

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