MSNBC cancels 'Live with Thomas Roberts'

MSNBC cancels 'Live with Thomas Roberts'
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MSNBC has canceled one of its early afternoon news programs, “Live With Thomas Roberts,” after its debut on the cable news network less than two years ago.

Roberts shared the news on his Facebook page on Friday.

“I wanted you to hear directly from me…it is true I won’t be keeping my current show weekdays on MSNBC. My last show was Thursday.”

“My colleagues are incredible people and I am so proud of our team and our accomplishments,” Roberts continued.


“I can’t thank my colleagues enough for years of their dedication to me and our show. Also, a BIG thanks to the viewers who’ve been supporters of our coverage at MSNBC.”

The decision to end the program comes just three months after "Live with Thomas Roberts" won an Emmy award for its coverage of the Supreme Court decision on marriage equality.

The two-hour time slot from 1 to 3 p.m. will feature a "rotation of anchors" for now until a permanent replacement program is found, according to a report in the New York Post.

A source at MSNBC tells The Hill that Roberts is in talks for a new role with the network.

Roberts's contract runs through November 2017.

--This report was updated at 11:17 a.m.