Former MSNBC host Tiffany Cross, who had her weekend present canceled earlier this month, threatened to “exit in a blaze” and “take down” the community earlier than leaving the corporate. A supply who spoke with The New York Put up mentioned Cross referred to as a number of journalists, media executives and social activists earlier than he left to disclose his emotions concerning the community and her boss, Rashida Jones.
“She made calls saying, ‘I am going out in a blaze and I am taking down the community and going after Rashida,’” the supply mentioned.
MSNBC Insiders who spoke with The Put up mentioned Cross’ present, The Cross Connection, was canceled as a result of executives grew bored with the host’s repeated use of vulgar language and identify calling on air. Cross can also be accused of racking up as a lot as $100,000 in bills for five-star lodge stays, insiders mentioned.
The previous MSNBC worker loved costly journeys to the Tremendous Bowl in Los Angeles and the Oscars, staying on the Beverly Wilshire on Rodeo Drive for an “prolonged keep,” in response to a supply.
“She’s staying at a lodge NBC’s execs do not stay at,” an insider mentioned. “She misook working in tv information for being a celeb. She was making north of $200,000 and he or she acted like she made $5 million.”
Though she demanded extra workplace area, administration did not grant Cross’ want as a result of her present was in final place, the supply added.
The host refuted the claims in a press release, saying her present garnered “greater than 4.6 million month-to-month viewers” and it was MSNBC’s “highest-rated weekend present.”
In keeping with Nielsen, The Cross Connection drew between 704,000 and 465,000 viewers per week since June and averaged 548,000 viewers for the 12 months.
Cross, a former Washington bureau chief for BET, labored as a political visitor analyst when she first arrived at MSNBC. She then grew to become an anchor in 2020.
Sources mentioned some insiders had been stunned to see the community terminating Cross’ contract, which was alleged to expire on Dec. 31.