Kendis Gibson heads to MSNBC as weekend anchor
Carol Ozemhoya | OW Contributor | 1/8/2019, 9:37 a.m.
Kendis Gibson will start as a weekend anchor on MSNBC after a stint at ABC News, the latest hire by the NBCUniversal cable-news network as it continues to emphasize live news programming on Saturdays and Sundays, reports Variety. He starts his new job on Saturday, January 19. Gibson, who joined ABC News in 2014, had been an anchor of “World News Now” and “America This Morning,” an early-morning program. He is expected to anchor the 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. hours on MSNBC on both Saturdays and Sundays. Gibson has experience at both national news outlets and big-city stations. He has worked for CBS News’ “Newspath;” for CNN and its sister network, HLN; and for Washington, D.C.’s WJLA, among others. At ABC, he was the first network correspondent at the Santa Barbara oil spill; reported on the FIFA scandal in Switzerland; and covered the shooting of an unarmed Black man by a white police officer in South Carolina.