Brian Shactman

Brian A. Shactman is a veteran journalist who spent more than a decade at NBC Universal. Most recently, he was host of Way Too Early and a contributor to Morning Joe, both on MSNBC. Prior to that, Shactman had been with CNBC since 2007 as a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor for the network's business day programming.

Shactman has a B.A. from Amherst College. He also has a Master of Arts degree from Clark University in Worcester, Mass.

Twitter:

@bshactman.

Recent Articles By The Author

Believe The Hype: New 'Star Wars' Is Even Bigger Than You Think

Believe The Hype: New 'Star Wars' Is Even Bigger Than You Think

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Disney’s ESPN May Be Better Off Without YouTube Red

Disney’s ESPN May Be Better Off Without YouTube Red

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