Who is Alex Wagner?
Alex Wagner is an American broadcast journalist. She works as the host of both Alex Wagner Tonight on MSNBC. She began serving as the host of “Alex Wagner Tonight” on August 16, 2022, after filling in for The Rachel Maddow Show and All In with Chris Hayes on MSNBC.
Alex Was Born in Washington D.C
Wagner is currently 45 years old. She was born on November 27, 1977, in Washington D.C., USA.
Alex Wagner’s Mother is an Immigrant From Myanmar
Wagner’s mother, Tin Swe Thant, was a student at Swarthmore College. She immigrated from Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma) to the United States and she was naturalized as a U.S. citizen before enrolling at Swarthmore.
Her father, Carl Wagner, was born in Lansing, Iowa, and was of Luxembourger and Irish origin. Carl attended Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa, and graduated after completing her studies.
Alex Graduated in 1999
Wagner graduated from Brown University in 1999, having studied art history and literature
Alex Wagner’s Political Views / Affiliation
The MSNBC journalist has described herself as progressive. According to progressivism, political action can be used to improve societies and make them better.
She believes that when it comes to Israel, there is a certain amount of “trepidation that hinders an open debate about Israel in the American media” because of worries about being mistakenly labeled as anti-Semitic. Alex is not affiliated with any political party.
Alex Wagner’s Husband is Chef and Political Advisor
Alex’s husband is a former White House nutrition policy advisor and assistant chef. The couple hosted their wedding on August 30, 2014. They chose Blue Hill at Stone Barns, a restaurant in Pocantico Hills, New York as the venue for their wedding.
Barack Obama, who was the then-president of the United States, as well as his family attended the wedding since Kass had been their personal chef during their time in Chicago. Alex and her husband welcomed their first child in 2017, and their second child in April 2019.
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Wagner has served as the Center for American Progress’s cultural correspondent. She served as the editor-in-chief of The Fader magazine from 2003 to 2007, where she was responsible for reporting on international musical and cultural trends.
According to her resume, Alex has also worked for The Atlantic magazine. She left MSNBC to work as a senior editor at The Atlantic, according to an official statement that was released on April 26, 2016.
Wagner would also serve as an event moderator for AtlanticLIVE and assist with the creation of video and television projects for The Atlantic Studios along with contributing articles to The Atlantic.
In June, it was revealed that Wagner will be the host of a program that would take over Maddow’s 9 PM timeslots on Tuesdays through Fridays as the latter was reduced to only airing on Mondays. Her show premiered on August 16, 2022.
Alex Wagner is also a Podcaster
In 2020, Wagner started a podcast about the COVID-19 epidemic with Crooked Media and Cadence13.
Alex Wagner’s Salary and Net Worth
The MSNBC journalist earns around $600,000. She works as the host of both Alex Wagner Tonight on MSNBC. Throughout her career, Alex has been able to accumulate a net worth of $3 million.
How Tall is Alex Wagner?
Alex stands at an average height of 5 feet 6 inches.
How Many Children Does Wagner Have?
Wagner and her husband have two children together namely Cyrus “Cy” Kass and Rafael. Cyrus was born in 2017 while Rafael was born in April 2019.