Lawrence O'Donnell signs deal to remain at MSNBC

Ausiliatrice Cristiano
Giugno 2, 2017

But he ended his show Wednesday night with an announcement that he's staying.

Lawrence O'Donnell is staying put at MSNBC. The lack of negotiation with a highly rated anchor like O'Donnell was considered unusual, as competing networks could lure talent away with counter-offers. Liberal supporters had demanded his contracted by renewed, and even held a rally outside the network offices. At the end of the mini-interview with De La Cruz, O'Donnell noted "you know where I'll be in June?"

"The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell" has been on a ratings roll of late, finishing third in the key 25-54 demographic in the month of May, only behind MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show" and Fox's "Tucker Carlson Tonight". I'm sorry this situation has become public'.

MSNBC did not respond to a request for comment early Thursday.

O'Donnell, like Maddow, got his start on MSNBC filling in for former host Keith Olbermann before The Last Word launched in 2010. The Rachel Maddow Show, which leads into The Last Word, was the top cable news program.

The network's move toward the political center set off alarm bells for many of MSNBC's progressive viewers, particularly since the channel's ratings have risen to record heights since the Trump administration has been embroiled in numerous scandals.

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