MSNBC set to name Alex Wanger as 9pm host

MSNBC set to name Alex Wagner as 9pm host

MSNBC host Alex Wagner moderates a panel discussion on human trafficking during the Clinton Global Initiative University at Washington University on April 6, 2013 in St Louis Missouri. New York (CNN Business)MSNBC is set to announce that Alex Wagner will take over the network's 9pm slot, two people familiar with the matter told CNN.

The announcement could come as soon as Monday, the people added.A representative for MSNBC did not immediately respond to requests for comment.Rachel Maddow announced earlier this year that she will only host her 9pm show once a week, on Mondays.For the last few months, the slot has been filled by a rotating cast of hosts the remainder of the week. It will now be filled by Wagner.Read MoreWagner, a former MSNBC anchor, returned to the network earlier this year as a senior political analyst and guest anchor.This is a breaking news story and will be updated.

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