Married MSNBC co-anchors Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski are reportedly making it look like they’re broadcasting their show “Morning Joe” from different locations, when they’re actually traveling together.
Fans have noticed that the duo have not been broadcasting their show from New York lately — and they appear to be co-hosting from two Washington, DC, locations, judging from different Beltway backdrops behind each anchor.
But Washington Post reporter Paul Farhi said on Twitter of Scarborough and Brzezinski: “They’re broadcasting from a home studio in Jupiter [in Florida]. And there’s no formal set in their home studio, just a couple of (Washington) backdrops. Thus, a wide shot is out of the question.”
He added via Twitter, “Joe and Mika are actually sitting a few feet away from each other. But they each address their own camera rather than turning to speak to each other (because doing that would expose the fact that they’re sitting on a makeshift set).”
The show’s panelists are back at NBC’s Rockefeller Center headquarters in Manhattan, but with a DC backdrop behind them as well.
The MSNBC show doesn’t disclose where in the world the co-hosts are via graphics. Farhi tweeted that behind the scenes, “People on the show say the multistate production arrangement has caused some concern about its [effect] on the ‘chemistry’ of the panelists and the co-hosts.”
Page Six exclusively reported on a similar setup back in 2017, when Scarborough and Brzezinski traveled to London together.
At the time, Scarborough appeared on-air in front of a “Morning Joe” logo, while a seemingly separate Brzezinski had a TV production suite behind her. But they were just feet from each other in a London studio. A source told us at the time, “ ‘Morning Joe’ is being produced as if they’re in two different locations. They are not! They are together — they are always together.”
Reps did not comment.
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