Joan Walsh Won't Get New Contract! Why Did MSNBC Cut Off a Paid Contributor?

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Joan Walsh Won't Get New Contract! Why Did MSNBC Cut Off a Paid Contributor?

More than a decade worth contribution came to an end!

Political analyst, Joan Lash was dropped as a contributor by 'MSNBC,' as per the revelation she made on Saturday.

Joan made it official tweeting about the contract not being renewed and expressed; she was baking pies with her daughter and didn't feel too good on hearing the news,

Following the announcement of Joan not continuing on MSNBC; a furor from many boldface names, that included MSNBC’s Joy Reid and Chris Hayes prompted an outcry. Walsh supporters mustered in her defense, and in no time hashtag, '#KeepJoanWalsh' was seen all over the social media.

Moreover, by the end of the day, another tweet from the analyst came forth; this time she gave away a happy news about her heading to CNN in the new year. 

Additionally, a CNN spokesperson later confirmed that Joan would be joining the network as a commentator.

Furthermore, as per MSNBC's officials, the network’s budget and the desire to maintain a diverse set of voices on the air, was the reason behind them not renewing Joan's contract.

It seems like they didn't want Joan to continue working in the network as a paid contributor! MSNBC's stated about the nonrenewal of the contract while mentioning they will still be inviting Joan's 'distinct perspective' on the shows,

“Every year we review our paid contributors list across the ideological spectrum. Unfortunately we couldn’t renew Joan, but she and her distinct perspective will still be invited on our shows.”

Joan Walsh's Wiki:

Joan Walsh, a national affairs correspondent for 'The Nation' and a former editor in chief of 'Salon,' was born on September 18, 1958, and is 59 years of age. Joan's father was a Christian Brother, and in the name of siblings, she has a brother who is a year junior to her and sister who is six years junior of her.

Joan who is a very religious lady was into journalism first until she discovered her interest in politics. She went to 'University of Madison, Wisconsin,' for her studies.

Additionally, Joan who first wrote about welfare policy when she lived in Oakland, later went to Santa Barbara and wrote for the 'Santa Barbara News Revue.' She then moved to "In These Times in Chicago," and they made her their 'California bureau.' Moreover, she then started her own consulting firm,

"I started my own consulting firm. I always did journalism on the side but I opened Foundations and wrote about community development and education and poverty issues for about ten years."

Later, around 1994-1995 she was hired by 'Salon.' She began working as a full-time News Editor in October 1998 and later served as Editor in Chief from February 2005 until November 2010.

Apart from her career, Joan was once a married woman, and she shares a daughter, Nora Walsh-DeVries, 26 with her then-husband. Though her husband's identity remains a mystery, she often tweets mentioning her daughter,

Stay with us for the budding updates on Joan Walsh!