Scarborough, Brzezinski named fellows at Harvard Institute of Politics

Scarborough, Brzezinski named fellows at Harvard Institute of Politics
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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski have been named fellows at the Harvard Institute of Politics, according to a Wednesday tweet by a Boston Globe reporter.

The recently engaged couple has been a staple of the network's morning programming via their political discussion show "Morning Joe," which will celebrate its 10th anniversary this summer.

The news comes just days after the death of Brzezinski's father, Zbigniew Brzezinski, on Friday. He was 89.

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Zbigniew Brzezinski served in the Carter White House as national security adviser. Years earlier, in 1950, the Polish-born Brzezinski received a doctorate in government at Harvard. He would later go on to teach in Harvard’s government department until 1959 before taking a job at Columbia University.

Before going to MSNBC, Scarborough served as a Republican congressman representing the 1st District of Florida from 1995 to 2001.

Mika Brzezinski began her broadcast news career at ABC News in 1990.

--This report was updated at 11:29 a.m.