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Dylan Ratigan to leave MSNBC

Sara Hall

Dylan Ratigan is set to leave MSNBC June 22.

Ratigan’s last show scheduled for June 22

Dylan Ratigan, MSNBC host of three years, has announced he is leaving the network to pursue other opportunities away from the television business.

Although many are questioning his decision to leave, Dylan Ratigan wrote his official rational as to why he’s leaving MSNBC  in a note first reported by The New York Times.

 “While it may seem unconventional to leave a rapidly growing political cable show on the eve of a Presidential election, to me, the timing couldn’t be better,” Ratigan said. “In fact, the thrill of an opportunity to expand new systems that cost less and give us more in every part of life is impossible to pass up.”

Dylan Ratigan became an anchor on MSNBC in 2009 after a six-year stint at CNBC.

Many TV analysts are suggesting that Dylan Ratigan’s departure from MSNBC solidifies its position as a liberal point-of-view station.

Dylan Ratigan will anchor his final show on June 22.

Martin Bashir will replace Dylan Ratigan’s 4 p.m. ET time slot beginning June 25.

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