MSNBC to feature event with Pelosi: ‘The Speaker: An MSNBC Town Hall’

Greg Nash

MSNBC announced it will feature Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in a town hall at her alma mater in her first major television event after she is expected to be sworn in as Speaker.

“The Speaker: An MSNBC Town Hall” will moderated by weekend host Joy Reid from Trinity Washington University, the nation’s first Catholic liberal arts college for women, in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 4.

{mosads}”Incoming Speaker Pelosi will share her legislative agenda, examine the race within the Democratic Party for the presidential nomination, discuss her thoughts on the Trump administration and more,” reads the announcement from the Comcast-owned network. “The town hall will also feature questions from audience members.”

Pelosi, 78, who served as Speaker of the House from 2007-2011, was the first woman to serve in that capacity. She was overwhelmingly nominated to become her party’s nominee for Speaker recently, and has until Jan. 3 to lock down the 218 votes she needs on the House floor to reclaim the Speaker’s gavel.

MSNBC will be coming off its best year in the network’s 22-year history.

To date this year, MSNBC has topped CNN in total viewers to finish second in the cable news ratings race behind Fox News.

The network, whose most-watched shows include “The Rachel Maddow Show” and “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell,” is the fastest-growing Top 10 cable network among total viewers.

In 2018, MSNBC finished second in all of basic cable in total viewers with Fox placing first.

Since 2014, MSNBC has increased viewership by 30 percent in growing the fastest of the three cable news networks.

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