When CBS News recently hired Morning Joe executive producer Chris Licht away from MSNBC as vice president of programming, it ramped up industry scuttlebutt that CBS would eventually make a run at the MSNBC morning team to pump some much-needed life into its own morning show -- and even perhaps try to get them out of their contracts sooner than later.
But in an interview in Beverly Hills, MSNBC president Phil Griffin said he thinks his team of Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski is staying put.
Griffin also said that the plan is for Rachel Maddow to host the network's election coverage on big nights leading up to and including next year's election. She will play traffic cop to MSNBC's other primetime talent including Chris Matthews, Lawrence O'Donnell and Ed Schultz.
Read the full interview at B&C here