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The Best Regular Guests on Morning Joe

Updated May 3, 2019 6.1k votes 537 voters 11.9k 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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    Jon Meacham

    Editor, Journalist

    Age51

    BirthplaceChattanooga, Tennessee, United States of America

    GenderMale

    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 The...  more
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    John Heilemann

    Journalist, Author

    Age54

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

    GenderMale

    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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    Nicolle Wallace

    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 contributor and...  more
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    Michael Steele

    Politician, Lawyer

    Age61

    BirthplaceAndrews Air Force Base, Maryland, United States of America

    GenderMale

    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 Maryland...  more
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    Eugene Robinson

    Commentator, Journalist

    Age66

    BirthplaceOrangeburg, South Carolina

    GenderMale

    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 Post...  more
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    Robert Costa

    Political reporter for The Washington Post
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    Age69

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    GenderMale

    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 for the...  more
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    Steve Rattner

    Morning Joe economic analyst

    GenderMale

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    David Ignatius

    Editor, Commentator

    Age70

    BirthplaceCambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

    GenderMale

    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 Lies,...  more
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    Mike Barnicle

    Journalist

    Age76

    BirthplaceFitchburg, Massachusetts, United States of America

    GenderMale

    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 Morning...  more
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    Katty Kay

    Journalist

    Age55

    GenderFemale

    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 BBC Four, BBC...  more
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    Heidi Przybyla

    MSNBC senior political correspondent
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    Eddie Glaude

    Professor

    Age52

    GenderMale

    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. ...  more
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    Kasie Hunt

    NBC News Capitol Hill correspondent
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    Peter Baker

    Journalist

    GenderMale

    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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    Elise Jordan

    Journalist
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    Sam Stein

    Huffington Post correspondent

    Age32

    BirthplaceCalabasas, California

    GenderMale

    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 Poker where he...  more
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    Donny Deutsch

    Talk show host, Businessperson

    Age62

    BirthplaceQueens, New York, USA

    GenderMale

    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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    Andrea Mitchell

    Commentator, Journalist

    Age73

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    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 Correspondent,...  more
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    Bill Karins

    TV Meteorologist, Meteorologist

    Age46

    BirthplaceAlbany, New York, United States of America

    GenderMale

    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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    Tom Brokaw

    Journalist, Screenwriter

    Age80

    BirthplaceWebster, South Dakota, USA

    GenderMale

    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 is...  more
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    Lawrence O'Donnell

    Host of MSNBC's The Last Word
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    Jonathan Capehart

    Journalist

    GenderMale

    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....  more
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    Tim Russert

    American television journalist
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    Age50

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Harold Eugene Ford Jr. (born May 11, 1970) is an American financial managing director, pundit, author, and former U.S. congressman who served from 1997–2007 in the United States House of...  more