MSNBC bids adieu to Cenk Uygur

Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:36pm EDT

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NEW YORK (TheWrap) - Cenk Uygur, host of "MSNBC Live" since January, will be leaving MSNBC after declining a shift to another timeslot.

"We have decided to make a change at 6 p.m.," an MSNBC spokesperson said. "It's unfortunate that Cenk has declined our offer to have him develop and host a program for another timeslot."

Ever since Keith Olbermann left and MSNBC had to reshuffle its primetime lineup, Uygur had been in the 6 p.m. slot. There have been reports Al Sharpton will be replacing him -- hence the request to shift slots -- but MSNBC has yet to confirm such a move.

Uygur is expected to hold a press conference tomorrow.

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