CNBC's Brian Shactman Named Host of 'Way Too Early'

Will anchor 5:30 a.m. MSNBC program, contribute to 'Morning Joe'
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CNBC reporter Brian Shactman has been named the new host of
MSNBC's Way Too Early, the network announced Wednesday.

Shactman starts on May 13, and in addition to hosting the
5:30-6 a.m. program he will also contribute to Morning Joe. He fills the
role vacated by Willie Geist, who left Way Too Early when he was named
a 9 a.m. cohost
of NBC's Today last September. MSNBC had been
rotating guest hosts since Geist's exit.

At CNBC, Shactman had been a general assignment reporter and
fill-in anchor for the network's business day programming since 2007.
Previously he hosted CNBC Sports Biz: Game On on NBC Sports Network and Worldwide
Exchange
on CNBC.

Prior
to joining CNBC, he worked at the NBC owned-and-operated station in Connecticut
and ESPN.

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