Rashida Jones was named the next president of MSNBC news network. She becomes the first Black woman to run a major cable news network
Jones, who is currently senior vice president of MSNBC News, replaces longtime MSNBC president Phil Griffin, 64.
Jones, 39, will assume her new position in February 2021, the Wall Street Journal reports.
The other famous Rashida Jones, daughter of legendary music composer Quincy Jones, congratulated her namesake in a social media post.
"Congrats to Rashida Jones!! The FIRST BLACK PERSON EVER to run a major cable news network!! I'm so proud to share a name with you and also take this #myelf challenge to the next level. Rashida Jones on Rashida Jones INFINITY. ZOOM IN."
Rashida Jones (Quincy's daughter) hosts a podcast with Bill Gates, who hopes to inoculate 300 million Americans with the Coronavirus mRNA vaccine.