Alec Baldwin To Host MSNBC's Up Late

It's official. After weeks of rumors, Alec Baldwin joined MSNBC as a host of the network's upcoming late night show, aptly titled Up Late With Alec Baldwin.

Baldwin, who has appeared as a somewhat frequent guest on MSNBC, is not new to the media gig. He currently hosts an acclaimed podcast on WNYC and has even publicly discussed political aspirations.

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The new show will air on Friday nights at 10:00 p.m. beginning in October.

Baldwin said of his new gig, "After two seasons of my WNYC podcast, I've developed a fondness for hosting a show that involved talking with smart, talented and engaging people in every imaginable field. I'm grateful to MSNBC for helping me bring a similar show to television."

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