Alex Wagner

Alex Wagner

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Alex Wagner
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Wagner in December 2011
Born Alexandra Swe Wagner
(1977-11-27) November 27, 1977 (age 40)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Residence Dumbo, Brooklyn, New York[1]
Citizenship United States
Alma mater Brown University
Occupation Television show host, writer
Spouse(s) Sam Kass (m. 2014)
Children 1
Parent(s) Tin Swe Thant
Carl Wagner
Website MSNBC: Now With Alex Wagner

Alexandra Swe Wagner (born November 27, 1977) is an American journalist and author. She is the co-host of The Circus on Showtime[2] and the author of FutureFace: A Family Mystery, an Epic Quest, and the Secret to Belonging (One World/Random House). She is also a contributor for CBS News and a contributing editor at The Atlantic[3][4]. Previously, she was the anchor of the daytime program Now with Alex Wagner (2011-2015) on MSNBC. From November 2016 until March 2018, she was a TV co-anchor on CBS This Morning Saturday. She has also been a senior editor at The Atlantic magazine since April 2016.[5]

Early life and education[edit]

Alex Wagner was born and raised in Washington, D.C. Her mother, Tin Swe Thant, is an immigrant from Rangoon, Myanmar (Burma), who became a naturalized U.S. citizen before attending Swarthmore College.[6] Her father, Carl Wagner, from Lansing, Iowa, was of Luxembourgish and Irish descent. He was a prominent Democratic Party political consultant who co-chaired Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign.[7][8] She attended Woodrow Wilson High School[9] and graduated from Brown University in 1999, having studied art history and literature.[1][10] Wagner was raised Roman Catholic.[11]

Career[edit]

Wagner has worked as the cultural correspondent for the Center for American Progress.[12] From 2003 to 2007, she was editor-in-chief of The Fader magazine, covering music and cultural movements from around the world.[13] She also served as executive director of Not On Our Watch Project, an advocacy organization focused on mass atrocities and human rights violations.[13]

Wagner then became the White House correspondent for Politics Daily, a political news magazine under AOL News.[13] She moved to The Huffington Post after it was acquired by AOL.[14]

As an analyst on MSNBC, Wagner appeared on Countdown with Keith Olbermann and The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell.[15]

On November 14, 2011, Wagner began hosting Now with Alex Wagner weekdays (originally at noon ET, but later at 4 PM ET).[16] On July 30, 2015, MSNBC President Phil Griffin announced that the series had been cancelled in an effort to transition the network’s daytime programming to more breaking news reporting and less political commentary and opinion. The next day the program aired its final episode. MSNBC later announced that Wagner would host a weekend program, but those plans were later abandoned.

On April 26, 2016, The Atlantic announced that Wagner was leaving MSNBC to join the magazine as a senior editor. In addition to writing for The Atlantic, Wagner would moderate events with AtlanticLIVE and help with developing video and TV projects with The Atlantic Studios.[5]

In November 2016, Wagner replaced Vinita Nair on CBS This Morning Saturday.[17] March 17, 2018 was her last appearance on CBS This Morning Saturday as she confirmed she would be leaving that show to co-host The Circus for Showtime, replacing Mark Halperin.[18] She remains a correspondent for CBS News.

Political views[edit]

She has described herself as progressive[19]. On matters involving Israel, she believes that there is an element of “trepidation that inhibits a robust discussion about Israel in the American media” due to fears of being falsely slurred as an anti-Semite.[20]

Personal life[edit]

On August 30, 2014, Wagner married former White House nutrition policy advisor and assistant chef Sam Kass in a ceremony held at Blue Hill at Stone Barns, a restaurant in Pocantico Hills, New York.[21] The wedding was attended by then U.S. President Barack Obama and his family, as Kass is a family friend of the former president.[21][22] In 2017, Wagner gave birth to their son, Cy.[23]

Books[edit]

In April 2018 Futureface, her book about her Burmese-American ancestry was published.[18
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Self (21 credits)
 2016-2018 CBS This Morning (TV Series)
Herself – Guest Co-Hostess / Herself – Guest Co-Host / Herself – Co-Hostess / …

Episode #7.132 (2018) … Herself – Guest Co-Host
Episode #7.131 (2018) … Herself – Guest Co-Host
Episode #7.125 (2018) … Herself – Guest Co-Host
Episode #7.124 (2018) … Herself – Guest Co-Host
Episode #7.97 (2018) … Herself – Guest Co-Host
 2016-2018 The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth (TV Series documentary)
Herself – Co-Host / Herself

Their Brand is Crisis (2018) … Herself – Co-Host
War and Peace (2018) … Herself – Co-Host
Trump Country (2018) … Herself
Man of the World (2018)
The Looking Glass War (2018) … Herself – Co-Host
 2011-2018 Real Time with Bill Maher (TV Series)
Herself – Panelist / Herself / Himself – Guest / …

Episode #16.12 (2018) … Herself – Panelist
Episode #14.29 (2016) … Herself – Panelist
Episode #14.4 (2016) … Herself – Panelist
Episode #13.16 (2015) … Himself – Guest
Episode #12.11 (2014) … Herself – Guest
 2016-2018 The Daily Show (TV Series)
Herself

Alex Wagner (2018) … Herself
Alex Wagner (2016) … Herself
 2016-2018 CBS This Morning: Saturday (TV Series)
Herself – Co-Hostess / Herself – Co-Host

Episode #7.90 (2018) … Herself – Co-Host (credit only)
Episode dated 17 March 2018 (2018) … Herself – Co-Hostess
Episode dated 10 March 2018 (2018) … Herself – Co-Hostess
Episode dated 3 March 2018 (2018) … Herself – Co-Hostess
Episode dated 24 February 2018 (2018) … Herself – Co-Hostess
 2018 CBS News Sunday Morning (TV Series)
Herself – (segment “on display: Amy Sherald”)

Cheating Hearts/On Broadway/A Moveable Feast/The Envelope Please: Willem Dafoe (2018) … Herself – (segment “on display: Amy Sherald”)
 2016 This Week (TV Series)
Herself – Powerhouse Roundtable Panelist

Episode dated 31 July 2016 (2016) … Herself – Powerhouse Roundtable Panelist
Episode dated 8 May 2016 (2016) … Herself – Powerhouse Roundtable Panelist
 2015 The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore (TV Series)
Herself – Panelist

Boston Marathon Bomber & the Death Penalty (2015) … Herself – Panelist
 2014 Vote 2014: MSNBC Election Coverage (TV Special)
Herself – Correspondent
 2011-2014 Now with Alex Wagner (TV Series)
Herself – Host / Herself / Herself – Hostess

Episode dated 31 July 2014 (2014) … Herself – Host
Episode dated 12 March 2014 (2014) … Herself – Host
Episode dated 10 July 2013 (2013) … Herself – Host
Episode dated 9 July 2013 (2013) … Herself – Host
Episode dated 8 July 2013 (2013) … Herself – Host
 2014 Ronan Farrow Daily (TV Series)
Herself

Episode dated 24 February 2014 (2014) … Herself
 2012-2013 Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell (TV Series)
Herself – Guest

Episode #2.35 (2013) … Herself – Guest
Episode #1.3 (2012) … Herself – Guest
 2012-2013 The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell (TV Series)
Herself / Herself – Guest Host

Episode dated 21 March 2013 (2013) … Herself
Episode dated 7 March 2013 (2013) … Herself
Episode dated 28 December 2012 (2012) … Herself
Episode dated 11 December 2012 (2012) … Herself – Guest Host
Episode dated 7 December 2012 (2012) … Herself – Guest Host
 2012-2013 Today (TV Series)
Herself

Episode dated 13 March 2013 (2013) … Herself
Episode dated 6 November 2012 (2012) … Herself
Episode dated 1 November 2012 (2012) … Herself
 2012 The Ed Show (TV Series)
Herself

Episode dated 17 December 2012 (2012) … Herself
 2012 Hardball with Chris Matthews (TV Series)
Herself

Episode dated 5 December 2012 (2012) … Herself
 2012 Martin Bashir (TV Series)
Herself

Episode dated 5 November 2012 (2012) … Herself
 2012 Conan (TV Series)
Himself – Guest

Return & Return & Return to OCD Mountain (2012) … Himself – Guest
 2011 EyeHandy (TV Series)
Herself

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