*MSNBC has tapped Karen Finney as the host for a new afternoon program airing weekends from 4-5 p.m, the network announced.
Finney, who served as the first African-American spokeswoman for the Democratic National Committee, has been an MSNBC political analyst and guest host on the network since 2009.
“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.
Before her run at the DNC, where she led the party’s media strategy during the 2006 midterm elections and the 2008 presidential elections, Finney served as the deputy press secretary to then-first lady Hillary Clinton and deputy director of presidential scheduling for President Bill Clinton.
More details on Finney’s new show and launch date will be announced in coming weeks.
With the addition of Finney, MSNBC now boasts two women of color anchoring shows on its weekend line up. Melissa Harris-Perry‘s show airs Saturday and Sunday mornings.