Abby Huntsman named co-host of The Cycle on MSNBC

Abby Huntsman
Abby Huntsman

Abby Huntsman has been named co-host of “The Cycle” on msnbc, effective July 29.  Huntsman joins co-hosts Krystal Ball, Ari Melber, and Toure on “The Cycle” Monday through Friday 3-4 p.m. ET.  Ball will also return from maternity leave on July 29.

Most recently, Huntsman was a host and producer for HuffPost Live, The Huffington Post’s live streaming network, interviewing politicians, celebrities, and newsmakers.

Huntsman was a frequent political commentator on msnbc and CNN since 2012, and has worked for ABC News and “Good Morning America.”  She has also worked for the PR Firm Burson-Marsteller.  Forbes named Huntsman one of 30 under 30 to watch in media in 2013.

Huntsman is the daughter of former presidential candidate, Jon Huntsman and worked on his 2012 Presidential Campaign as a media adviser and surrogate. Huntsman and her sisters, the Jon2012Girls, became known for their witty tweets and a parody video to the Herman Cain “Smoking Ad.”

A native of Utah, Huntsman received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Communications from the University of Pennsylvania in 2008.  Follow Huntsman on Twitter @HuntsmanAbby and “The Cycle”  @thecyclemsnbc.

Steve Friedman is the executive producer of “The Cycle” (msnbc 3-4 p.m. ET).