Harris-Perry on Board at BET News

Former MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry has joined BET News as a special correspondent.

Harris-Perry hosted an eponymous weekend morning show on MSNBC from 2012 until February, when she departed after a war of words with the network.

BET announced the news on Twitter: “BET is excited to welcome @MHarrisPerry as our NEW @BETNews Special Correspondent!”

Harris-Perry is the Maya Angelou Presidential Chair at Wake Forest University as well as editor-at-large at ELLE.com. She authored the books Barbershops, Bibles, and BET: Everyday Talk and Black Political Thought and Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America.

BET is part of Viacom.

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.