10/21/2010 06:27 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Cenk Uygur Joins MSNBC

Cenk Uygur is joining MSNBC as a contributor and substitute anchor, the network announced today.

Uygur, the host of web talk show "The Young Turks," is a frequent guest on the network and has substituted as host of "Countdown," "The Ed Show" and "The Dylan Ratigan Show."

"Cenk's fresh perspective and his passion for politics make him a great addition to the MSNBC team," MSNBC President Phil Griffin said in an announcement. " He's developed a big following on MSNBC and we welcome him to this new role."