Kasie Hunt Announces She Is Leaving NBC News And MSNBC

MEET THE PRESS -- Pictured: (l-r) -- Kasie Hunt, host Kasie DC, and Peter Baker, Chief White House Correspondent, appear on Meet the Press" in Washington, D.C., Sunday, March 15, 2020. (Photo by: William B. Plowman/NBC)

Kasie Hunt, an NBC News correspondent viewed as being on the rise in recent years, is leaving the NBC/Universal outlet.

Hunt surprised viewers Friday, July 16, 2021, on her early-morning MSNBC program, “Way Too Early” by revealing that she was doing her last broadcast of the show. “This is going to be my final broadcast with all of you,” she said, vowing to reveal details of “my new adventure in the next few weeks.” An MSNBC spokesperson could not be reached for immediate comment on Hunt’s departure.

Hunt, who was also working as NBC News’ Capitol Hill correspondent, has been with the network since 2013. She has gained increasing prominence in recent years, and held forth on a Sunday night MSNBC program, “Kasie DC,” before taking over the cable-news outlet’s early-morning slot on weekdays.