Who: Contessa Brewer, MSNBC
What: Brewer will no longer host MSNBC’s noontime news
When: August 25, 2011
Where: New York
Journalist will continue to work on other projects at cabler
Contessa Brewer is stepping down from her position as anchor of the weekday 12PM Eastern news hour on MSNBC.
Brewer, 37, has been with MSNBC since September 2003 and is noted less for her interviewing prowess and more for some mildly eye-brow-raising exchanges with interviewees and even co-workers.
One example includes Brewer’s brief stint as a news reader for Don Imus’ Imus In The Morning Show only to be reassigned after she was overhead making choice remarks about Imus which he returned in kind and on air.
A more recent case-in-point occured last month when she exchanged policy points with Republican congressman Mo Brooks and became flustered with the representative.
Brewer: Do you have a degree in economics?
Rep. Brooks: Yes, ma’am, I do. Highest honors.
Brewer will continue to stay on MSNBC as host of the weekend docu-series Caught on Camera. Prior to MSNBC, her previous positions included news roles at WTMJ-TV Milwaukee and KMIR-TV Palm Springs.
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