MSNBC is adding Alicia Menéndez to its on-air talent roster. Menéndez will join the cable news network as a weekend anchor.
Reps for the network would not say when she will start her new role or the timeslot she’ll get, only revealing “lineup details to come in the next few weeks.”
The award-winning journalist and daughter of New Jersey Sen. Robert Menéndez most recently co-anchored “Amanpour & Company” on PBS.
Menéndez was part of the talent team that launched Univision’s Fusion cable net. She anchored a nightly show called “Alicia Menéndez Tonight,” and after its cancellation, “Come Here and Say That,” before leaving the network in 2016.
In addition to being a frequent commentator on news networks, Menéndez is host of the “Latina to Latina” podcast. Her first book, “The Likeability Trap,” will be published in November.
MSNBC hired Mariana Atencio – another Fusion alumn – as correspondent in 2016.