MSNBC Adds Joshua Johnson to Anchor Ranks

Variety | 11/19/2019 | Brian Steinberg
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Joshua Johnson, a longtime public-radio host, is joining MSNBC as an anchor, and the network is expected to release the details of the program he will lead at a later date.

Johnson is known for hosting the NPR program “1A,” and will continue to do so through December 20. The program, produced by Washington D.C.’s WAMU, is focused on issues related to the First Amendment, and is the successor to the long-running NPR program, “The Diane Rehm Show.” His new MSNBC program is poised to start in 2020.

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Johnson began his public-radio career when he helped in the launch of a regional news partnership between Miami’s NPR station, WLRN, and The Miami Herald. He also worked as the morning news host for San Francisco’s KQED and co-created and hosted the national public-radio series, “Truth Be Told,” a program that explored...
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