Rachel Maddow, who was reportedly considering ending her long run at MSNBC, has signed a new multiyear contract, according to the Daily Beast:
Maddow, 48, will continue to host her nightly show, which has MSNBC’s highest ratings, but the new deal also calls for her to pursue new projects with parent company NBC Universal.
“This uniquely positions Rachel and MSNBC to capitalize on the evolving and fast growing media landscape for years to come,” one of the sources told the Beast.
As The Daily Beast reported exclusively earlier this month, Maddow’s contract with NBC, where she has been since 2008, was set to expire early next year.
As re-upping negotiations dragged on, sources said, she expressed interest in possibly leaving the cable channel and moving into the streaming and podcasting space, in part to have more time with her family.
As our own Heather points out: No reporting yet on what the dollar amount she negotiated was, but given the fact that Hannity is being paid $40 million a year to lie to his listeners and viewers day after day and night after night, it would be nice to find out that someone who actually practices what could be called journalism, and not propaganda, is being paid something at least approaching that liar's salary.