05/08/2013 09:24 am ET Updated Jul 08, 2013

Brian Shactman Named Host Of MSNBC's 'Way Too Early'


MSNBC announced Wednesday that Brian Shactman will be the new host of "Way Too Early."

"He's getting up waaay too early. Welcome @bshactman to @msnbc mornings starting (officially) as host of Way Too Early on Monday," Lauren Skowronski, the vice-president of media relations at the network, tweeted.

Shactman comes to MSNBC from CNBC, where he is a reporter and a substitute anchor for daytime programming. He also hosts "CNBC Sports Biz: Game On," and has been the correspondent for several documentaries for the network. He was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2012 for his coverage of the oil boom in North Dakota.

He will take over the post vacated by Willie Geist, who left in November to co-host the 9 a.m. hour on "Today." Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough have been filling in in the interim. "Way Too Early" airs at 5:30 a.m. EST, preceding "Morning Joe."



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