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 is content director at B+C and Multichannel News. He joined B+C in 2005 and has covered network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television, including writing the "Local News Close-Up" market profiles. He also hosted the podcasts "Busted Pilot" and "Series Business." His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The L.A. Times, The Boston Globe and New York magazine.