This presidential election has brought us many things (including a few sleepless nights) but one that very few expected was the overwhelming thirst for MSNBC data analyst Steve Kornacki. Having begun as a regular on the network in 2011, he did a stint hosting the morning show Up starting in 2013, over the past week the Boston University graduate has become the nation's MVP of breaking down exactly what's been happening with mail-in ballots, and how that will impact the Electoral College map.
Watching Kornacki and his devotion to (and prowess of) the numbers has been honestly a silver lining of what has felt like an endless process. While the internet has taken an infatuation with his khakis, the six foot two correspondent has eschewed sleep and posed as a human calculator to keep viewers up to date. And while he hasn't been responding to all of the love (and thirst) on his own personal social media accounts, it seems he is aware of it!
"Uh, hey everybody you may not recognize me," Kornacki said in his trademark slacks as well as a jacket, his hands full of papers. It's worth it to note that coworkers have confirmed he does change pants, he just has many pairs of the same style. "There's no giant touchscreen behind me but Steve Kornacki here. I just wanted to say I saw after I finally left the studio all these incredibly kind and friendly and nice messages everybody had on social media there.
"I just wanted to say thank you," he finished. So it's true: he is aware you guys are calling him Kor-SNACK-i.
There's no telling what's next for the analyst. Though we certainly expect him to do a few more appearances analyzing the results of this election as everything gets squared away, we can only hope he can land another hosting gig. And if not, maybe he will be back in January breaking down some data for Georgia's runoff election which will determine the balance of power in the United States Senate, and ultimately how much power Biden will have as president.
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