Former MSNBC anchor says he wanted to leave ‘hyper-partisan’ political news

A former weekend anchor on MSNBC knocked what he saw as the “hyper-partisan” business of cable news on his way out the door.

Kendis Gibson, who hosted a weekend news show on the network beginning in 2019, is taking a new job with CBS News in Miami to work as a morning news co-anchor at its local affiliate there. 

“I wanted to get away from working in the hyper-partisan 24/7 political news space,” he told Variety on Tuesday. “This is a good chance to anchor a newscast that covers the full gamut of the news cycle which I love, including world news, entertainment news, human interest stories and stories important to local communities — and in an awesome city with a big commitment to local news from the top down.”

Before joining MSNBC, Gibson had been an anchor at ABC News since 2014, where he anchored programs like “World News Now” and “America This Morning,” Variety noted. 

“I love reporting on the full gamut of news: local, national, global, human interest stories and entertainment,” Gibson said in a statement released by CBS. “I am thrilled to bring my passion for news to Miami as I embrace the opportunity to join CBS 4 and report on stories that resonate with our audience.”

NBC did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Gibson’s departure. 

“We look forward to having Kendis join Marybel and the rest of our morning news team as we continue to grow in this important daypart,” said Kerri Cavanaugh, the CBS Miami’s News Director. “I know Kendis is excited to get started and become actively involved in the communities we serve.”

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