by Thinus Ferreira
José Díaz-Balart is joining MSNBC (StarSat 263) from 27 September as an anchor and will present José Díaz-Balart Reports on weekdays at 16:00 (South African time) on the American TV news channel, with Hallie Jackson moving to later in the day at 21:00 on the same date.
As part of MSNBC's schedule changes, Ayman Mohyeldin who anchored at 21:00, is moving to weekends to anchor a new show called Ayman that will start from 18 September.
José Díaz-Balart has been seen as the weekend anchor of the NBC Nighty News on CNBC Africa (DStv 410) on Saturdays since 2016 and will continue to anchor the NBC Nightly News as his role expands.
José Díaz-Balart will continue to be based in Miami.
"I'm privileged to anchor MSNBC's 10 am hour to report on the issues that matter to all communities across America," says José Díaz-Balart.
Rashida Jones, MSNBC president, in a statement from MSNBC says "José is one of the most trusted names in news, and I've been a longtime admirer of his work."
"I had the pleasure of working with José in the past, most recently for the presidential debates. His expertise in politics, passion for his craft, and commitment to getting the story right come through every time he's on air. I'm excited for him to bring that back to the network on a daily basis."