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Melissa Harris-Perry, a longtime contributor to the network, was given her own weekend show on MSNBC starting in February,  The Huffington Post reports.

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The smoking hot Tulane University professor has commentated on everything from political scandals to American social issues. Harris-Perry announced the news of her new hosting role via Tweeter.

She has an impressive resume:

Harris-Perry has been a frequent guest on MSNBC, with appearances on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” Al Sharpton’s “PoliticsNation,” and “The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell.” Harris-Perry has filled in for hosts Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O’Donnell.

Harris-Perry’s ascension is also notable in an industry often derided for its lack of diversity. She is now one of two black women, and three black hosts anchoring programs on MSNBC.

Congratulations to Dr. Harris-Perry! We’re sure she’ll elevate the intellectual depth of MSNBC’s programming and take on the most-challenging issues of the day with the kind of sophisticated sass and vigor that is often lacking on mainstream television.


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