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Award-winning anchor Laurie Jennings has joined MSNBC as news anchor, it was announced today by Mark Effron, Vice President, Live News Programming, MSNBC.
“Laurie is an experienced anchor and reporter, with a warm and engaging manner,” said Effron. “She is a total professional and we are proud to welcome her here to MSNBC.”
Jennings, who will begin anchoring for MSNBC this month, was most recently the main evening anchor at WSVN-TV in Miami, Fla. While there, she co-anchored the weeknight evening newscasts and reported from the scene of some of the biggest stories of the last several years, including John F. Kennedy Jr.’s memorial service in New York City and the first anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks at Ground Zero. Prior to joining WSVN-TV, she served as morning anchor and general assignment reporter at WHDH-TV in Boston, Mass., and spent five years as the weekend anchor and specials unit reporter at WJW-TV in Cleveland, Ohio. A two-time Emmy Award-winner, Jennings started her career at WKBN-TV in Youngstown, Ohio as an anchor and reporter.
A graduate of Cornell University, Jennings received her master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.