05/20/2014 03:59 pm ET Updated May 20, 2014

MSNBC Names José Díaz-Balart New Host At 10 A.M.


Telemundo anchor José Díaz-Balart will take over MSNBC's 10 a.m. timeslot when Chris Jansing leaves in June.

MSNBC announced the news in a statement on Tuesday. Díaz-Balart currently hosts the news on Telemundo, and anchors the network's Sunday public affairs show "Enfoque." He will host his MSNBC show from Miami, and continue his current role at Telemundo.

Meanwhile, Jansing is leaving the timeslot to be NBC News' new White House correspondent. Díaz-Balart tweeted about his new gig Tuesday:

MSNBC president Phil Griffin said in the network's statement that the move represents MSNBC's committment "to engaging new audiences and communities" and that he has been in talks with Díaz-Balart for "several months."