When Greta Van Susteren’s show was cancelled by MSNBC, the show immediately announced that chief legal correspondent Ari Melber would take over the slot. However, the network has now announced more details about the program, like the name and premiere date. The Beat with Ari Melber will premiere on Monday, July 24th. The new show will air from New York.
Melber also got another announcement on Friday as well. He will now also serve as a legal analyst for NBC News.
Melber has been a longtime host with the cable news outlet. He hosted The Cycle (MSNBC’s less successful version of Fox News’s The Five) from 2013 to 2015. He had also recently started hosting The Point on Sundays.
Read the internal memo from MSNBC’s Phil Griffin:
I’m very happy to share some exciting news: “THE BEAT WITH ARI MELBER” will premiere at 6 p.m. E.T. this Monday, July 24th.
I’m also pleased to announce Ari is taking on a new role as NBC News Legal Analyst, contributing across all NBC News platforms including TODAY.
Ari first came to MSNBC six years ago as a contributor. He then joined us as a reporter, rising to become Chief Legal Correspondent and earning an Emmy for his reporting on the Supreme Court. He is already a familiar face to our viewers as a regular guest-host for all our primetime shows and, most recently, as host of “THE POINT WITH ARI MELBER.”
With Washington experience from his days as a legislative aide in the U.S. Senate, Ari knows politics and government first-hand. He is a graduate of Cornell Law school and a First Amendment attorney whose writings have been published in the Washington Post, Politico, The Nation and The Atlantic, among others.
Ari will remain based in New York and continue to write about politics and law for our digital platforms. Please join me in congratulating him.