Alums who do cool things: Chris Hayes ’01 moving to primetime

Chris HayesAccording to the New York Times, Brown alum and current host of Up on MSNBC Chris Hayes ’01 will be replacing the boisterous Ed Shultz as the network’s host for its 8 p.m. hour starting this April.

Chris has seen his star rise at MSNBC since he first filled in for Keith Olberman back in 2010, when the currently unemployed anchor was suspended for violating the network’s employee ethics policy restricting political contributions. The violations were first brought to light in an article written by former Brown Daily Herald editor-in-chief Simmi Aujla ’09 for Politico. For the past year and a half, Chris anchored a weekend morning panel discussion show called Up, which received strong viewership and critical acclaim. MSNBC host Rachel Maddow lauded the show as “the best news show on TV,” and BuzzFeed Politics proclaimed Up to be the “most interesting weekend political show in America.

And hey, MSNBC, if y’all are taking nominations for replacement hosts for Up, we would highly recommend Professor Wendy Schiller. Not only would she be the perfect complement Melissa Harris-Perry’s show, she’s absolutely killer on television.

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