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NBC News, MSNBC Make Talent Changes

George Solis and Maggie Vespa are joining NBC News and MSNBC. Meagan Fitzgerald heads to London.

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Talent changes are coming to NBC News and MSNBC. Adweek revealed the announcement made by NBC News global newsgathering chief David Verdi on Friday. 

WPVI reporter George Solis is joining NBC News and MSNBC as a correspondent based in Philadelphia. Solis comes over from ABC’s Philadelphia station, where he’s been since 2019. 

Before arriving in Philadelphia, Solis spent three years in Baltimore at WJZ-TV, covering numerous national headlines like the historic flooding in Ellicott City, Md., and the fatal shooting of a Baltimore City police detective. 

Maggie Vespa will join NBC News and MSNBC as a correspondent based in Chicago. She comes over from NBC affiliate station KGW-TV, serving as the station’s lead reporter and anchor of “The Story,” covering the Portland housing crisis, and took an in-depth look inside the state’s Coffee Creek Correctional Facility. 

Vespa also has experience working as a general assignment reporter with KGUN-TV in Tucson, Ariz. 

Finally, the last of the moves see NBC News correspondent Meagan Fitzgerald leave her post in Chicago to become a correspondent based in London. 

She’s been with the network since 2020, covering a variety of stories, including the trial of Derek Chauvin, the pandemic, and the Oxford, Michigan school shooting last year.

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NBC News Adds Sacramento, Washington D.C. Correspondents

On Thursday, NBC News announced the additions of two new correspondents as the network added Dana Griffin and Marissa Parra.

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On Thursday, NBC News announced the additions of two new correspondents as the network added Dana Griffin and Marissa Parra.

Griffin will be based in Sacramento; meanwhile, Parra will be heading to Washington, D.C. As part of their new roles with the network, both will appear across NBC News and MSNBC platforms.

After spending time as a reporter and fill-in anchor for NBC7 in San Diego, Griffin heads to the national media stage, where she tweeted her excitement to start the new position. 

Griffin is familiar with the Northern California market as she spent nearly three years reporting for KCRA in Sacramento and was a weekend anchor and reporter for KIEM-TV up in Eureka.

Parra joins NBC News from CBS2 in Chicago after spending three years as a general assignment reporter. Parra will also be heading to a market she knows after spending three years as a freelance producer for ABC News’ Washington, D.C. bureau.

“A lifelong dream,” Parra tweeted on Thursday. “I’ll be an NBC Correspondent covering the same states I once called home. See you soon, East Coast!”

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Ari Melber Refers to Fox News as ‘MAGA Snowflake Bubble’

The MSNBC host had a guest to discuss the topic, but before he tossed it over to the attorney and former FBI agent Asha Rangappa, Melber took a shot at the network.

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MSNBC host Ari Melber went after Fox News and its contributor Lara Trump, appearing on the network criticizing a lawsuit by the New York attorney general against her family’s company.

On Wednesday, New York AG Letitia James publicized a $250 million suit against the Trump Organization, accusing them of overinflating assets to get low-interest loans.

The MSNBC host had a guest to discuss the topic, but before he tossed it over to the attorney and former FBI agent Asha Rangappa, Melber took a shot at the network.

Melber referred to Fox News (h/t Mediaite) as a “MAGA snowflake bubble where you’re not going to be triggered. You’re not going to be pressed and shout out to anyone who needs a bubble. You know you can live in a snowflake bubble if you want.”

Neither side is immune to these types of criticisms when having people of Trump’s status where a rival network believes that the host isn’t asking the tough questions. 

Fox News has done this in the past when members of the Biden administration go on CNN or MSNBC. 

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Alyssa Farah Griffin Praises Christiane Amanpour For Not Wearing Hijab

“The View’s” Alyssa Farah Griffin, applauded Christiane Amanpour’s decision to walk away from the interview with the Iranian president rather than wear a hijab.

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On Thursday, CNN Chief International Anchor Christiane Amanpour shared details of an interview with Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi, which didn’t happen. 

Raisi insisted that Amanpour wear a hijab while conducting the interview despite the location being in New York and not Iran. Still, the CNN anchor declined the request leading to the president skipping the interview. 

Many in the news media, including “The View’s” Alyssa Farah Griffin, applauded Amanpour’s decision to walk away from the interview rather than wear a hijab. 

“Iranian President Raisi demanded @amanpour wear a headscarf for their scheduled interview,” Farah Griffin tweeted

“In a powerful display of solidarity with the women of Iran, she declined, & he refused to do the interview. Stand with the women of Iran & say her name #MahsaAmini.

This with Amanpour would have been Raisi’s first interview after protests are sweeping Iran with women burning their hijabs after the death last week of Amini, following her arrest by the “morality police.”

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