Lawrence O'Donnell may be out at MSNBC in June: report

Lawrence O'Donnell may be out at MSNBC in June: report
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Veteran MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell may be out at the network as soon as next month, according to a new report.

The 65-year-old host of "The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell" has four weeks left on his contract and may not be renewed, HuffPost reported on Sunday.

"Four well-placed sources tell HuffPost that MSNBC has not been in contact with O’Donnell’s team of representatives to negotiate a new deal," reads the report.


"The absence of active negotiations weeks before a contract expires is highly unusual and often a sign that a contract won’t be renewed," it continues.

O'Donnell has been on a ratings tear as of late and is second on the network only to Rachel Maddow. O'Donnell, a former producer for NBC's political drama "The West Wing," took to Twitter late last week to tout his program's success.

"Last night @maddow was #1 rated show in all of cable tv, not just cable news. @TheLastWord was #2," wrote O'Donnell to his 1.67 million followers.

"Thanks for your support. We need it."

Unidentified sources told HuffPost, however, that NBC News and MSNBC Chairman Andy Lack “is no fan of O’Donnell’s program." They added that Lack only believes O’Donnell, who has been with MSNBC since 2009, is enjoying his recent ratings surge is because of the strong lead-in provided by "The Rachel Maddow Show."

Lack reportedly wants former NBC News anchor Brian Williams to take O'Donnell's spot at 10:00 p.m. Williams currently hosts "The 11th Hour" at 11:00 p.m. 

The Hill has reached out to MSNBC for comment.