MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki answers the internet’s burning questions, reacts to thirsty tweets

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“Korsnacki.” “Map Daddy.” “Chart-throb.” As it’s wont to do, the internet went a little wild last week for MSNBC anchor Steve Kornacki, whose tireless statistical analysis throughout Election Day and its aftermath landed him in the hearts of cable news junkies everywhere. #KornackiThirst became a bona fide phenomenon online, with even such celebrities as Chrissy Teigen and Leslie Jones getting in on the action — but don’t worry, it hasn’t gone to Kornacki’s head.

A new clip from NBC News Now, NBC’s streaming news channel, features anchor Savannah Sellers walking Kornacki through his new viral fame, to which he reacts with apparent abashment. Upon being informed that he’s been designated “Twitter’s boyfriend,” Kornacki replies with a laugh, “I’m not even sure what that means, but okay.” (He’s not sure what “Kornacki the snacki” means, either.) He also reacts to Teigen’s new phone background featuring

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From Oprah Magazine

You know Bill Nye the Science Guy, the man who makes concepts like inertia and phases of matter not only digestible, but actually mildly funny. Now, get ready for Steve Kornacki the Election Guy, the man who makes the intolerable wait for the presidential election results a bit more tolerable.

Kornacki, MSNBC and NBC News’s national political correspondent, has been working overtime to relay all the information viewers need to know about the hell storm that is the 2020 election. Seemingly always standing in front of the “big board” (the interactive screen that features live results from states) to interpret those pesky electoral college votes for the uninitiated, Kornacki has maintained a soothing presence over this year’s election cycle.

“I think I’ll forget to eat a lot during election week,” he recently told GQ of his process. “Certainly on election night.

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