MSNBC was founded in 1996 by Tom Rogers.
In 2000, the letter "N" in the logo was changed from red to black.
The logo was changed to a horizontal version in 2006.
This logo, with the letters in lowercase, first appeared on MSNBC.com (now nbcnews.com) in April 2007, and was launched onscreen on June 27, 2009, as the station started broadcasting in high-definition.
The letters were changed back to uppercase in 2015, retaining the same typeface as the previous logo.