Network officials could not immediately confirm the length of her time as a paid contributor but issued a statement calling Ms. Walsh “a key voice on MSNBC for years.”
Officials said the decision not to renew her contract was made based on the network’s budget and a desire to keep a diverse set of voices on the air.
A Christmas miracle.” A CNN spokeswoman confirmed late Saturday that Ms. Walsh would be joining the network as a commentator.
The network has leaned heavily on opinionated commentators — mostly facilitated by a stable of liberal anchors — and growing interest in the news to foster its rise.
We’re live, breaking news during the day, and the smartest, most insightful opinion space we can create at night.”
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