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The Best Regular Guests on Morning Joe

Updated May 3, 2019 6.2k votes 556 voters 12.6k views51 items

List RulesVote up the best guests and contributors on Morning Joe.

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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    Al Sharpton

    Politician, Actor

    Age66

    BirthplaceBrooklyn, New York, USA

    Alternative NameAl Sharpton

    Alfred Charles Sharpton Jr. (born October 3, 1954) is an American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, talk show host and politician. Sharpton is the founder of the National Action Network. In...  more
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    Erin Burnett

    Journalist

    Age45

    BirthplaceMardela Springs, Maryland, United States of America

    Erin Isabelle Burnett (born July 2, 1976) is an American news anchor, currently the anchor of her own show on CNN, Erin Burnett OutFront. She previously worked for CNBC as co-anchor of Squawk on the...  more
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    Peggy Noonan

    Commentator, Speechwriter

    Age70

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    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 speechwriter...  more
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    Norah O'Donnell

    Past MSNBC Chief Washington Correspondent
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    Chris Matthews

    Commentator, Talk show host

    Age75

    BirthplaceSomerton, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Christopher John Matthews (born December 17, 1945) is an American political commentator, talk show host, and author. Matthews is known for his nightly hour-long talk show, Hardball with Chris...  more
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    Chuck Todd

    Editor, Journalist

    Age49

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida, United States of America

    Charles David Todd (born April 8, 1972) is an American television journalist who is the 12th and current moderator of NBC's Meet the Press. He also hosts MTP Daily on MSNBC and is the Political...  more
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    Zbigniew Brzezinski

    Politician, Political scientist

    Age93

    BirthplaceWarsaw, Second Polish Republic

    Zbigniew Kazimierz Brzezinski ( ZBIG-nyef brə-ZIN-skee, Polish: [ˈzbiɡɲɛf kaˈʑimjɛʐ bʐɛˈʑij̃skʲi] (listen); March 28, 1928 – May 26, 2017) was a Polish-American diplomat and political scientist. He...  more
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    Mark Halperin

    Editor, Journalist

    Age56

    BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

    Mark Evan Halperin (born January 11, 1965) is an American journalist, most recently known for his position as senior political analyst for MSNBC and as a contributor, and former co-managing editor...  more
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    Julia Ioffe

    Atlantic journalist
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    Robert Gibbs

    Spokesperson, Strategist

    Age50

    BirthplaceContiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Auburn

    Robert Lane Gibbs (born March 29, 1971) is an American communication expert who is the executive vice president and global chief communications officer of McDonald's. He served as the twenty-fifth...  more
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    Mike Murphy

    Strategist, Consultant

    Age59

    Michael Ellis "Mike" Murphy (born 1962) is a Republican political consultant. He advised Republicans including John McCain, Jeb Bush, John Engler, Tommy Thompson, Spencer Abraham, Christie Whitman,...  more
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    Noah Rothman

    Associate Editor of Commentary magazine
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    Nicole Lapin

    Journalist

    Age37

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

    Nicole Lapin (born March 7, 1984) is an American television news anchor, author and businesswoman. She is known for being an American news anchor on CNBC and CNN and Bloomberg. Lapin also served as a...  more
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    Nancy Gibbs

    Writer

    Age61

    Nancy Reid Gibbs (born January 25, 1960) is an American essayist and former managing editor for Time magazine, a best-selling author and commentator on politics and values in the United States. She...  more
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    Jeffrey Sachs

    Professor, Scientist

    Age66

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, USA

    Jeffrey David Sachs (; born November 5, 1954) is an American economist, academic, public policy analyst and former director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University, where he holds the title of...  more
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    Tina Brown

    Magazine editor, Talk show host

    Age67

    BirthplaceMaidenhead, United Kingdom

    Christina Hambley Brown CBE (born 21 November 1953), is a journalist, magazine editor, columnist, talk-show host, and author of The Diana Chronicles, a biography of Diana, Princess of Wales. Born a...  more
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    David Campbell

    In-house doctor
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    Fred Roggin

    Newsreader

    Age64

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, USA

    Frederick Jay Roggin (born May 6, 1957 in Detroit, Michigan) is the sports anchor at KNBC-TV in Los Angeles, California and afternoon show co-host at KLAC. He was also a sports talk radio host at...  more
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    Pat Buchanan

    Commentator, Speechwriter

    Age82

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., USA

    Alternative NamePat Buchanan, Patrick Buchanan

    Patrick Joseph Buchanan (; born November 2, 1938) is an American paleoconservative political commentator, columnist, politician and broadcaster. Buchanan was an assistant and special consultant to...  more
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    Jim Cramer

    Commentator, Businessperson

    Age66

    BirthplaceWyndmoor, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    James J. Cramer (born February 10, 1955) is an American television personality, former hedge fund manager, and best-selling author. Cramer is the host of CNBC's Mad Money and a co-founder of...  more
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    Tucker Carlson

    Editor, Commentator

    Age52

    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    Tucker Swanson McNear Carlson (born May 16, 1969) is an American conservative political commentator who has hosted the nightly political talk show Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News since...  more
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    Jackie Meretsky

    TV Meteorologist, Meteorologist

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

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    Sam Tanenhaus

    Editor, Journalist

    Age65

    Sam Tanenhaus (born October 31, 1955) is an American historian, biographer, and journalist. He currently is a writer for Prospect....  more
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    Courtney Hazlett

    Journalist, TV Journalist

    Age44

    BirthplaceMurrysville, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Courtney Brooke Hazlett is the supervising entertainment editor for NBC News' digital properties, NBCNews.com and TODAY.com. Prior to that she was a columnist and Celebrity Correspondent for...  more
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    Mark Haines

    Newsreader

    AgeDec. at 65 (1946-2011)

    BirthplacePlainfield, New Jersey, United States of America

    Mark Haines (April 19, 1946 – May 24, 2011) was a host on the CNBC television network....  more