Former MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry has joined BET News as a special correspondent.
Harris-Perry hosted an eponymous weekend morning show on MSNBC from 2012 until February, when she departed after a war of words with the network.
BET announced the news on Twitter: “BET is excited to welcome @MHarrisPerry as our NEW @BETNews Special Correspondent!”
Harris-Perry is the Maya Angelou Presidential Chair at Wake Forest University as well as editor-at-large at ELLE.com. She authored the books Barbershops, Bibles, and BET: Everyday Talk and Black Political Thought and Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America.
BET is part of Viacom.