Alec Baldwin To Replace Keith Olbermann On MSNBC?
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Is Alec Baldwin the next face of MSNBC?
Execs at the left-leaning cable network have reportedly expressed interest in signing lifelong liberal Alec Baldwin — the Emmy-winning star of NBC’s 30 Rock — to a deal to host his own political talk show on the cable network, replacing controversial commentator Keith Olbermann, who abruptly announced his resignation on-air last Friday.
A regular Renaissance Man, Alec’s resume includes work in TV, films, and a stint as host of the Oscars. But does he have the stuff for hardnosed news?
“He’s already part of the NBC family, has a huge fanbase and is very respected for his long-term passions for politics,” a tipster divulged to PopEater’s Naughty But Nice Column this week.
“He’s brilliant on camera and honestly cares about news and fighting for the rights of everyday people. Don’t count him out,” the insider added. “There was a time when everyone said Alec would never do a sitcom, only movies. Those same people are saying he would never run for office or host a political show.”