Melissa Harris-Perry
Melissa Harris-Perry

Former MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry has joined BET News as a special correspondent, the network confirmed in a tweet earlier today.

The news comes about 5 months after she parted ways with MSNBC, after hosting her weekend program for 4 years.

Her first assignment at BET will be co-anchoring the network’s coverage of the Democratic and Republican National Conventions this month, alongside BET News correspondent Marc Lamont Hill. The network will also air a wrap-up special after the GOP convention on Sunday, July 24.

After the news of her joining BET as a special correspondence was announced today, Harris-Perry tweeted that she was “thrilled to be in the family.”

Most recently, Harris hosted the first-ever Town Hall special 3 weeks ago for Russell Simmons’ All Def Digital (ADD) network on the American criminal justice system and police reform.