Rachel Maddow is thinking about leaving MSNBC and starting her own media venture

Maddow may ultimately decide to renew her contract with MSNBC’s parent, NBCUniversal, the sources said. That’s what usually happens in these situations. But difficult negotiations with NBC have made her departure appear somewhat more likely.

The Daily Beast reported earlier Thursday that Maddow is “seriously considering leaving the network when her contract ends early next year.”

Spokespeople for Maddow and MSNBC declined for comment to CNN Business. One of Maddow’s agents, Endeavor’s Mark Shapiro, told the Beast that “nothing has been decided. We are deep into it with NBCUniversal and Rachel has an excellent relationship with them.”

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