In the wake of ongoing criticism of networks’ failure to hire African-American television anchors, Melissa Harris-Perry turned in a glowing performance last week when she filled in for the host of MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show. According to MSNBC president Phil Griffin, Perry – a professor of political science at Tulane University and an MSNBC contributor – handled the breaking news portion of the show “flawlessly”.
Griffin and Maddow say Perry has both the smarts and technical skills it takes to be successful as a television anchor.
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Go to The Huffington Post to watch her discussion about the ‘Wealth Gap’, which aired on MSNBC last week.