Former MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry has joined BET News as a special correspondent, the network confirmed in a tweet earlier today.
— BET (@BET) July 11, 2016
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.”
Thrilled to be in the family. https://t.co/0vCFGVXXkO
— Melissa Harris-Perry (@MHarrisPerry) July 11, 2016
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.