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The Best Regular Guests on Morning Joe 

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Updated May 3, 2019 2.6k votes 306 voters 6.4k views 51 items

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Since 2007, Morning Joe has been a weekday talk show that airs every morning on NBC. It stars former Republican Congressman Joe Scarborough along with his co-host Mika Brzezinski, who has been Scarborough's wife since 2018. The duo discusses the news of the day along with a panel of experts who offer additional insight. The show has earned consistently good ratings over the years, in part due to the ever-revolving Morning Joe cast members who pop in from time to time. 

Some big news in the realm of journalism regularly come onto the show to serve as guests and contributors. Tom Brokaw, a legend in the industry, may have retired from being a regular news anchor, but he went on the show regularly to offer his insight into the world of politics. Morning Joe also regularly sees Jim Cramer, best known as being the host of Mad Money, who frequently discusses developments in the financial world. 

Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski are great as hosts, but sometimes, the contributors overshadow them. This list counts down the best regular guests on the show, old and new alike, as decided by you, the reader. Vote for the talking heads you like best so that the best contributors on Morning Joe come out on top. 

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Jon Meacham is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Regular Guests on Morning Joe
Editor, Journalist, Biographer

Age: 49

Birthplace: Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States of America

Jon Ellis Meacham (; born May 20, 1969) is a writer, reviewer, and presidential biographer. A former Executive Editor and Executive Vice President at Random House, he is a contributing writer to ...more
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John Heilemann is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Regular Guests on Morning Joe
John Heilemann Journalist, Author, Writer

Age: 53

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

John Arthur Heilemann (born January 23, 1966) is an American journalist and national-affairs analyst for NBC News and MSNBC. With Mark Halperin, he co-authored Double Down and Game Change, books ...more
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Eugene Robinson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Regular Guests on Morning Joe
Commentator, Journalist, Writer

Age: 64

Birthplace: Orangeburg, South Carolina

Eugene Harold Robinson (born March 12, 1954) is an American newspaper columnist and an associate editor of The Washington Post. His columns are syndicated to 262 newspapers by The Washington ...more
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Nicolle Wallace is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Regular Guests on Morning Joe
Nicolle Wallace

Age: 47

Birthplace: California, United States of America

Nicolle Wallace (née Devenish; February 4, 1972) is an American author, current anchor of Deadline: White House, and chief political analyst for MSNBC and NBC News. She is a frequent ...more
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Mike Barnicle is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Regular Guests on Morning Joe
Journalist

Age: 75

Birthplace: Fitchburg, Massachusetts, United States of America

Michael Barnicle (born October 13, 1943) is an American print and broadcast journalist, and a social and political commentator. He is a senior contributor and the veteran columnist on MSNBC's ...more
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David Ignatius is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Regular Guests on Morning Joe
Editor, Commentator, Journalist

Age: 68

Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

David Reynolds Ignatius (born May 26, 1950) is an American journalist and novelist. He is an associate editor and columnist for The Washington Post. He has written ten novels, including Body of ...more
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Michael Steele is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Regular Guests on Morning Joe
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 60

Birthplace: Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, United States of America

Michael Stephen Steele (born October 19, 1958) is an American conservative political commentator and former Republican Party politician. Steele served as the seventh lieutenant governor of ...more
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Robert Costa is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Regular Guests on Morning Joe
Robert Costa Political reporter for The Washington Post
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Steve Rattner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Regular Guests on Morning Joe
Steve Rattner Morning Joe economic analyst
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Richard N. Haass is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Regular Guests on Morning Joe
Diplomat

Age: 67

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Richard Nathan Haass (born July 28, 1951) is an American diplomat. He has been president of the Council on Foreign Relations since July 2003, prior to which he was Director of Policy Planning ...more
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Elise Jordan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Regular Guests on Morning Joe
Elise Jordan Journalist
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Eddie Glaude is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Regular Guests on Morning Joe
Eddie Glaude Professor

Age: 51

Eddie S. Glaude Jr. is the chair of the Department of African American Studies and the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University.
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Katty Kay is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Regular Guests on Morning Joe
Journalist

Age: 54

Katherine "Katty" Kay (born 14 November 1964) is a British journalist, author and broadcaster. She presents BBC World News America and, with Christian Fraser, hosts Beyond 100 Days on ...more
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Kasie Hunt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Regular Guests on Morning Joe
Kasie Hunt NBC News Capitol Hill correspondent
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Heidi Przybyla is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Regular Guests on Morning Joe
Heidi Przybyla MSNBC senior political correspondent
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Peter Baker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Regular Guests on Morning Joe
Peter Baker Journalist
Peter Eleftherios Baker (born July 2, 1967) is an American journalist and author who is the chief White House correspondent for The New York Times and a political analyst for MSNBC. He covers ...more
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Andrea Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Regular Guests on Morning Joe
Commentator, Journalist, Newsreader

Age: 72

Birthplace: New York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America, + more

Andrea Mitchell (born October 30, 1946) is an American television journalist, anchor, and commentator for NBC News, based in Washington, D.C. She is the NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs ...more
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Sam Stein is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Regular Guests on Morning Joe
Sam Stein Huffington Post correspondent

Age: 31

Birthplace: Calabasas, California

Samuel "Sam" Stein is an American professional poker player from Los Angeles who lives in Henderson, Nevada. He won his first World Series of Poker bracelet at the 2011 World Series of ...more
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Donny Deutsch is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Regular Guests on Morning Joe
Talk show host, Businessperson, Journalist

Age: 61

Birthplace: Hollis Hills, New York City, New York, United States of America

Donald Jay Deutsch (born November 22, 1957) is an American branding and marketing professional, television personality, and former Chairman of advertising firm Deutsch Inc. Deutsch joined his ...more
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Tom Brokaw is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Regular Guests on Morning Joe
Journalist, Screenwriter, Author

Age: 79

Birthplace: Webster, South Dakota, United States of America

Thomas John Brokaw (; born February 6, 1940) is an American television journalist and author, best known for being the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News for 22 years (1982–2004). He ...more
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Lawrence O'Donnell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Regular Guests on Morning Joe
Lawrence O'Donnell Host of MSNBC's The Last Word
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Bill Karins is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Regular Guests on Morning Joe
TV Meteorologist, Meteorologist

Age: 44

Birthplace: Albany, New York, United States of America

William J. Karins (born April 14, 1974) is an American meteorologist, working for NBC News and The Weather Channel. He reports weekdays for NBC's Early Today, MSNBC's First Look, Way Too Early, ...more
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Tim Russert is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Regular Guests on Morning Joe
Tim Russert American television journalist
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Jonathan Capehart is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Regular Guests on Morning Joe
Jonathan Capehart Journalist
Jonathan T. Capehart is an American journalist and television personality. He writes for The Washington Post's PostPartisan blog and is a contributor for MSNBC.
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Peggy Noonan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Regular Guests on Morning Joe
Commentator, Speechwriter, Journalist

Age: 68

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

Margaret Ellen "Peggy" Noonan (born September 7, 1950) is an American author, weekly columnist for The Wall Street Journal, and contributor to NBC News and ABC News. She was a primary ...more