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Monica Novotny
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Education UCLA
Title MSNBC News Anchor
Spouse(s) Michael Foley
Children 1 son (name unknown)
Notable credit(s) Channel One, MSNBC, Countdown with Keith Olbermann

Monica Novotny is an news anchor for MSNBC.



Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication from the University of California, Los Angeles graduating Phi Beta Kappa. On the November 21, 2006 edition of Countdown with Keith Olbermann it was announced that she had given birth to a son with her husband Michael Foley, an investment banker whom she wed in May 2004. A name was not given.[1][2]. She returned from her leave on April 23, 2007 [3].


Novotny joined msnbc after four years working at the Channel One network as a reporter and anchor, where her work was seen daily by some 8 million teenagers and their teachers. Novotny joined msnbc as an Internet reporter for HomePage. She is now a co-anchor for msnbc live at 11am and a breaking news anchor during 'Dr. Nancy' on MSNBC weekdays at 12pm.

She has covered major stories both in the U.S. and internationally, including the 1999 İzmit earthquake, the conflict in Kosovo, the funeral of King Hussein of Jordan and the explosion of a deadly volcano on the island of Montserrat.

In the U.S., she reported on President Clinton’s impeachment, the risks of a chemical weapons incinerator in Utah, Election Night 1996 in Little Rock and the Clinton-Dole debate. Prior to joining Channel One News, she was an intern with KNBC.

In 2003 she became a correspondent for MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann. While at MSNBC she has served as anchor for MSNBC Live, a substitute host for The Most with Alison Stewart, First Look, and Early Today.

"Morning Joe" controversy

Novotny added a daily news spot in 2009 to CNBC's "Squawk Box" morning show, where she quipped in mid-May that co-anchor Joe Kernen is the real "Morning Joe." This was in reference to Kernen's semi-mock rivalry with Joe Scarborough, the host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe." A day later, an apologetic Novotny "retracted" her Kernen allegiance, going so far as to reveal herself wearing a Scarborough "Morning Joe" T-shirt. (Squawk Box also showed footage of Scarborough theatrically castigating Novotny for her "traitorous" behavior.)





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