TCA: MSNBC's Griffin Never Worried 'Morning Joe' Duo Would Leave


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Pasadena, Calif. -- Despite the rumors that Morning Joe co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski were in talks to move their show to another network, MSNBC president Phil Griffin said Saturday at the TCA winter press tour here that he was never worried the duo would depart.

"They're under contract for awhile and they're happy and it couldn't be better," he said. "I never, ever thought they were going to leave."

Scarborough admitted that he and Brzezinski had talked about the possibility, noting that they have relationships with people at several other news networks, and Brzezinski especially at CBS, where she worked before MSNBC.

"We had a lot of conversations with a lot of different people," Scarborough said. "[CBS News Chairman] Jeff Fager is a good friend of mine, we talked with them but talked with a lot of different people."

"It just didn't materialize," Brzezinski said.

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