Top Female MSNBC Anchors and Correspondents in 2024

MSNBC is one of the few TV channels that has a fair distribution of male and female anchors and correspondents. In fact, most of their female presenters stand out due to their insightful perspectives and analyses.

Thanks to their presentations, these female presenters have helped shape America’s politics and public opinion. Their competency comes from years of studying and practicing journalism.

Their journalistic success has also inspired female journalism students who want to be as good as them, especially in this day when news is consumed from social media.

These are the top 8 popular female MSNBC news anchors as of now.

1. Hallie Jackson

Hallie is one of the best female hosts on MSNBC in reporting about America’s elections.
Hallie is among the best female hosts on MSNBC, reporting on America’s politics and elections. Image: Instagram/hallie_gram
  • Shows: NBC News Now, Today, Saturday Today, Sunday Today With Willie Geist, and NBC Nightly News
  • Previous jobs: Reporter for WBOC-TV and Washington DC
  • Education: Johns Hopkins University (2006)
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Partner: Frank Thorp (2011-)

Hallie is among the best female hosts on MSNBC, reporting on America’s politics and elections.

In 2020, she co-moderated the Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas, Nevada. Milken Institute reports that 20 million viewers tuned in, the highest number in history.

When she was MSNBC’s Chief White House correspondent, she covered everything about President Donald Trump. For instance, she reported his journey from his inauguration to the impeachment trial.

Hailey traveled with the president on numerous international trips. She was present during his summits with Kim Jong Un and the D-Day anniversary in Normandy.

Hailey has interviewed key political figures. She has scored exclusive interviews with Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Ben Carson, and Marco Rubio.

2. Andrea Mitchell

Andrea is among female hosts on MSNBC who has done many hosting gigs.
Andrea is one of the longest-serving female TV hosts. Image: Instagram/mitchellreports
  • Shows: Andrea Mitchell Reports
  • Previous jobs: News director of WXPN radio, a reporter for KYW radio, a correspondent for KYW-TV, and general correspondent for NBC News
  • Education: University of Pennsylvania (1967)
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Partner: Alan Greenspan (1997-)

If you are interested in veteran female MSNBC anchors, look no further than Andrea.

According to Town and Country Magazine, she has been with MSNBC for 45 years and counting. At 77 years old, it is incredible how good she is at her job.

Andrea is one of those female hosts on MSNBC who has done many hosting gigs. For instance, during the 2008 elections, she appeared on Meet the Press as a guest host.

Additionally, she has appeared in documentaries, including In Our Own Words (2011), Hillary (2016), and Velshi (2020).

Thanks to her long-term journalism career, she has bagged many awards.

In 2009, she was awarded for covering a breaking story for NBC Nightly News. She won one for the NBC News Special, Malaysia Flight 17 that same year.

3. Chris Jansing

Chris Jansing got an Emmy for covering the 1996 Olympic Park bombing.
Chris Jansing got an Emmy for covering the 1996 Olympic Park bombing. Image: X/ChrisJansing
  • Shows: Chris Jansing Reports
  • Previous jobs: General reporter for WNYT TV, host for Jansing and Company, and senior White House correspondent for NBC News
  • Education: Otterbein College (1978)
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Partner: Robert Jansing (married him in 1982 and divorced at an unspecified period)

Since Jansing and Company, viewers have praised Chris for her ability to engage well with guests. As a result, her guests would comfortably open up and provide insight on various issues.

Also, audiences love her courage when it comes to covering certain topics.

Variety claims MSNBC counts on her to guide viewers through moments of crisis. That was the case when she reported about George Floyd’s murder.

Her courage to cover disturbing stories has been in her blood since the 1990s. Did you know she got an Emmy for covering the 1996 Olympic Park bombing?

Furthermore, the New York State Broadcasters Association gave her the Best Person award.

4. Joy Reid

Joy Reid is famous for addressing social issues.
Joy Reid is famous for addressing social issues. Image: MSNBC News
  • Shows: The ReidOut
  • Previous jobs: Co-host for Wake Up South Florida, editor for The Reid Report, columnist for Miami Herald, and anchor for The Reid Report and AM Joy.
  • Education: Harvard University (1991)
  • Ethnicity: Black
  • Partner: Jason Reid (1997-)

Joy Reid is famous for addressing social issues. For instance, she has addressed the challenges women face in journalism in writing. It is said that her boss once asked her to smile more when presenting the news.

She has also discussed the impact of race on America’s political landscape and wrote a book on this topic using President Obama as a case study. Generally, Americans expected racism to not be an issue following his inauguration.

After all, it meant he could discuss race without dividing Whites and Blacks. However, it wasn’t easy for him to talk about race without disappointing his supporters. That was in part due to relying on how previous presidents addressed the racial issues.

Due to her passion for social justice, she has received many awards. For instance, she received the Carol Jenkins Visible award for significant contributions to journalism and the NAACP Image Award nomination.

5. Mika Brzezinski

Mika Brzezinski takes a liberal stance on most issues.
Mika Brzezinski takes a liberal stance on most issues. Image: Instagram/mikabrzezinski
  • Shows: Morning Joe
  • Previous jobs: Assistant at ABC, editor for WTIC-TV, and correspondent for CBS News
  • Education: Williams College (1989)
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Partner: Joe Scarborough (2018-)

One word to describe Mika in the journalism scene is: bold.

She often takes a liberal stance on most issues, including the overturn of Roe v. Wade. Additionally, she articulates her viewpoints passionately in a way her followers can understand.

Casual viewers know her from Morning Joe, but her influence extends beyond this show. She has used her fame from this show to write about social issues. Although she has written many books, we recommend Know Your Value (2018).

The book discusses women and financial negotiations. By reading this book, women can negotiate for better pay for their work. Of course, this only works if you are worth your salt.

6. Katy Tur

Katy Tur is a thick-skinned female MSNBC anchor.
Katy Tur is a thick-skinned female MSNBC anchor. Image: Instagram/katyturnbc
  • Shows: Katy Tur Reports
  • Previous jobs: Reporter for News 12 Brooklyn, FOX 5 New York, and Storm Chaser for VORTEX2.
  • Education: University of California (2005)
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Partner: Tony Dokoupil (2017-)

If you are looking for thick-skinned female MSNBC anchors, you will enjoy watching Katy.

After covering his infamous tape, she became a well-known figure in the Trump campaign. She had quite a difficult time holding Trump accountable for his actions.

For instance, Trump’s supporters have booed and verbally harassed her on numerous occasions. Donald Trump has also not spoken well of her during his campaign speeches.

Although Trump supporters have bullied her many times, Trump has often claimed that her harassment was unplanned.

Her negative experience has led her to publish works such as Marie Claire and Unbelievable. Thanks to her work, she bagged an award for her excellence in journalism.

As for her book, Unbelievable, it spent several weeks on the New York Times best-seller list.

7. Nicolle Wallace

Nicolle Wallace was John Mc Cain’s senior advisor during the 2008 presidential campaigns.
Nicolle Wallace was John Mc Cain’s senior advisor during the 2008 presidential campaigns. Image: Fox News
  • Shows: Deadline: White House
  • Previous jobs: Communications Director for the White House and co-host for The View
  • Education: University of California (1994)
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Partner: Michael S. Schmidt (2022-)

In most cases, journalists have a predictable journey leading to their jobs. You cannot say the same for Nicolle.

Before becoming a political commentator, she was John Mc Cain’s senior advisor during the 2008 presidential campaigns.

Though her previous role may seem bizarre, it makes sense why she is now a political commentator.

As an advisor, she understood the dynamics of American politics. Therefore, you become a better political analyst after actively engaging in politics.

Nicolle is known for her laidback style, and this was evident in The View. Unfortunately, the network executives felt she didn’t bicker enough with her co-hosts due to her personality. It is possible they fired her from the show for it.

Fortunately, Nicolle bounced back once she became a political analyst for MSNBC a few years later. Since working for MSNBC, she has had a chance to cover presidential election results.

When she doesn’t appear on TV, she writes contemporary political novels, e.g., Eighteen Acres (2010).

8. Stephanie Ruhle

Stephanie Ruhle went to  Lehigh University.
Stephanie Ruhle went to Lehigh University. Image: Instagram/stephruhle
  • Shows: The 11th Hour With Stephanie Ruhle
  • Previous jobs: Managing editor and news anchor for Bloomberg Television
  • Education: Lehigh University (1997)
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Partner: Andy Hubbard (2002-)

Stephanie presents information on financial matters thanks to her extensive experience in the finance industry.

First, she worked in hedge fund sales for Credit Suisse and later became vice president. After becoming the bank’s leader, she helped other women become leaders by founding the Global Market Women’s Network.

In 2011, she officially transitioned from finance to journalism by securing employment with Bloomberg Television.

While working as a journalist, she continued to promote gender equality by addressing women’s issues. For instance, she has advocated for more women to get into journalism.

She has also been instrumental in breaking stories about financial concerns.

Together with Mary Childs and Bradley Keoun, they broke the story about the London Whale, which revolved around a trader who lost at least $6.2 billion for JPMorgan Chase.

Another documentary from her that you should watch is Haiti: Open for Business (2015).

It focuses on how a country can recover economically following an earthquake. Therefore, governments can avoid making excuses for why their country’s economy is doing poorly.

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