Tom Colicchio Lands New Gig on MSNBC
The 'Top Chef' judge signs on as network's first-ever food correspondent—get details on his shows.
Going through Top Chef withdrawl? Now you can have more Tom Colicchio in your life.
The award-winning chef, restaurateur, and judge of our food competition series has signed on with MSNBC to become the network's first-ever food correspondent across all its platforms, the network said in a statement Wednesday.
The Top Chef judge will host a weekly food show for MSNBC's new "digital video experience" called Shift. He'll be creating two series: Stirring the Pot, featuring digital documentaries and coversations with people "shaping today's most compelling storeis about food and its impact on our daily lives," and Everyone Eats, featuring exclusive interviews "over lunch with a wide range of newsmakers, including sports stars, elected officials, actors and star chefs," MSNBC said.
Tom will also be producing original reports and in-depth video segments for the network's other shows, including The Rachel Maddow Show and Morning Joe.
“As a chef, a father, and an advocate for sane food policy, I’m looking forward to bringing stories to MSNBC that highlight how critical food is to the workings of a functional, humane society,” Tom said in a statement. “In today’s world it is impossible to separate our food culture from the politics and policies that shape our choices as consumers and taxpayers, whether we’re aware of them or not. The one thing we all have in common is that everyone eats, and I’m excited to partner with MSNBC on a show that fosters healthy dialogue and speaks to this basic common truth."
Top Chef will be returning for Season 13 on Bravo; production will begin later this year.