MSNBC Names Karen Finney Weekend Host

Political Analyst to Host New Afternoon Program

MSNBC has tapped political analyst Karen Finney to host a new weekend program to air from 4 p.m.-5 p.m. as the cable news network continues to expand its live programming on Saturdays and Sundays.

More details about the show and its premiere date will be announced in the coming weeks.

Finney has been an MSNBC political analyst and guest host since 2009. She is also a former spokeswoman for the Democratic National Committee and worked on four presidential campaigns, in the Clinton White House and on Hillary Clinton's first New York Senate race.

"Karen's rich background in both education policy and politics will add a unique point of view to our expanding live weekend programming," said MSNBC president Phil Griffin in a statement.

Finney's show will lead into The Ed Show, which is moving to weekends from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. in April. Schultz's former weeknight 8 p.m. slot was replaced with All In with Chris Hayes, which premiered April 1.