Uygur has been a frequent guest on MSNBC and has previously served as a fill-in anchor on “Countdown with Keith Olbermann,” “The Ed Show” and "The Dylan Ratigan Show.”
“Cenk’s fresh perspective and his passion for politics make him a great addition to the MSNBC team,” said Phil Griffin, MSNBC president. “He's developed a big following on MSNBC and we welcome him to this new role.”
Uygur is host of "The Young Turks," the first ever live, daily web television talk show. "The Young Turks" streams live online weekdays from 6-9 p.m. Eastern Time, and can be heard on XM/Sirius Satellite Radio from 8-9 p.m. Eastern Time. Uygur is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania — Wharton School of Business and Columbia University Law School. His career began as a practicing lawyer before transitioning to write and host television, and later launch "The Young Turks." Uygur is also a contributing blogger on the Huffington Post, Daily Kos and POLITICO.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The orginial posting had an incorrect photo.