Forget Joining Olbermann, Rachel Maddow Re-Signs with MSNBC

by | August 2, 2011 at 12:02 PM | TV News

MSNBC Personality Rachel Maddow (Photo: MSNBC)

MSNBC Personality Rachel Maddow (Photo: MSNBC)

The news is expected to be announced officially sometime Tuesday, but MSNBC has added more years to Rachel Maddow’s contract, tying her to the network through 2014, according to an exclusive report in The Hollywood Reporter. Maddow’s contract was reportedly up sometime next year and according to TV Newser, a site that follows the inner workings of TV news, the deal sets Maddow up as “the tent-pole of MSNBC’s primetime lineup well past the 2012 election.” It also prevents former colleague Keith Olbermann from cajoling her onto his new home at Current TV, a desire he made public last June while guesting on Jimmy Fallon’s late night talk show. At the time, Maddow was quick to say she hadn’t spoken to Olbermann, adding that MSNBC was “a fun place to work.”