Social media was mostly confused on Monday afternoon, upon hearing that Rashida Jones was going to be the new president of MSNBC.
Many thought that it was Rashida Jones, who played Ann Perkins on “Parks and Recreation” and Karen Filepelli on “The Office”. Among other big roles.
And many were wrong.
Instead, it was another Rashida Jones. And her new position has historical significance. She will become the first black executive to head a major cable, replacing Phil Griffin.
Rashida Jones will become president of MSNBC in February, making her the first Black person to run a major cable news network https://t.co/XPK3LbdKlS
— CNN (@CNN) December 7, 2020
But here is the discovery that many were making instead.
I know I wasn’t the only one who thought Rashida Jones, the actress was trending. pic.twitter.com/7fM22nWI1V
— Shamar English (@english_shamar) December 7, 2020
Am I the only one who saw Rashida Jones trending and thought "Oh shit, Ann Perkins is the new president of MSNBC"
— alex (@melodictrauma) December 7, 2020
I was about to ask "Why is Quincy Jones' daughter running MSNBC?" but apparently it's a different Rashida Jones. 😂 https://t.co/ltIuaYz4FT
— The Lower Magnitude⚖️ (@VtheEsquire) December 7, 2020
My first thought when my ignorant ass saw that Rashida Jones was the new president of MSNBC pic.twitter.com/F4OUj6MTOT
— K. Scott Gant (@ksgant) December 7, 2020
well that's one way to find out there are two Rashida Jones's
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) December 7, 2020
Doing the math incorrectly, it’s possible to believe that MSNBC and NBC, where both of Jones’ programs aired, might have provided some sort of bridge to where she could ascend to the job.
But it’s a happy occasion. And both of the Rashida Jones’ are doing big things. Congratulations.