Melissa Harris Perry joins BET News as special correspondent

July 11, 2016 1:59 PM

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Harris-Perry will join BET News as a special correspondent, the network confirmed in a tweet on Monday. First up on her schedule is co-anchoring the network's coverage of the Democratic and Republican National Conventions this month, alongside BET News correspondent Marc Lamont Hill. The network will air a wrap special after the GOP convention on Sunday, July 24, according to Deadline.

The anchor parted ways with MSNBC publicly earlier this year, after an email she sent to staff criticizing the network's decision to preempt her weekend show, The Melissa Harris-Perry Show, for election coverage leaked to the New York Times, and other disagreements. She is also a professor at Wake F...

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