MSNBC signs Alicia Menendez as weekend anchor

MSNBC signs Alicia Menendez as weekend anchor

MSNBC has signed former Fusion host Alicia Menendez as a weekend anchor, the latest move by the cable network to add live programming on the weekends.

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"We're excited to welcome Alicia to the MSNBC team," Brzezinski said. "Congratulations! A lot going on in your life."

Menendez, 36, is host of the "Latina to Latina" podcast. Her book “The Likeability Trap” is set for release next month.

 
The addition of Menendez is the latest sign of MSNBC's push to beef up its weekend programming, following similar moves by Fox News and CNN during Trump's presidency.

“Alicia has a smart and unique voice,” MSNBC President Phil Griffin said in a statement Tuesday. “I’ve watched her for years. We’re thrilled to add her to our lineup at such an exciting time.”

MSNBC will be releasing its lineup details in the coming weeks.