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Alex Wagner      

Co-Host & Executive Producer of Showtime's "The Circus"; Former Host of MSNBC's Emmy-Nominated "NOW with Alex Wagner"

Alex Wagner is a co-host and executive producer of Showtime’s political documentary series, “The Circus,” a national correspondent for CBS News, and a contributing editor at The Atlantic, where she co-hosts the weekly podcast, “Radio Atlantic.” She is the author of the 2018 book Futureface: A Family Mystery, an Epic Quest, and the Secret to Belonging.

Previously, Wagner hosted MSNBC’s Emmy-nominated show “NOW with Alex Wagner.” Wagner had been an MSNBC analyst and frequent MSNBC guest since 2010. Prior to that, Wagner was a reporter with Huffington Post, where she covered innovation in the American economy, investigating the intersection of business, politics, and new technology. Prior to this position, Wagner served as the White House correspondent for Politics Daily, where she chronicled a number of international and domestic affairs ranging from the BP oil spill to the Egyptian revolution.

From 2007 to 2009, Wagner was the executive director of Not On Our Watch, an advocacy and grant-making non-profit founded by actors George Clooney, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, and Don Cheadle. Wagner traveled to troubled hot spots including Burma, Sudan, and Zimbabwe with the goal of stopping and preventing mass atrocities.

From 2004 to 2007, she was the editor-in-chief of The Fader magazine, covering cultural movements around the globe, from Brazil to China to South Africa. Prior to that role, she served as the cultural correspondent for the Washington, DC-based think tank Center for American Progress.

Alex has been widely praised for her thoughtful analysis, easy-going format, and ability to fairly moderate political discussions. POLITICO lauded Wagner’s style of handling pundits, noting that “her ability to facilitate—rather than dominate—the conversation is what makes it feel genuine and organic.” Mediaite deemed Alex’s show “provocative and informative,” and Capitol File Magazine called her “the newest reason to tune into MSNBC.” Alex has also been profiled by Glamour, Elle, and Details, who called her one of the new political pundits to watch.


Alex Wagner to Succeed Rachel Maddow at MSNBC - The New York Times
Ms. Wagner, 44, is a fixture of Washington journalism with roots in progressive news and opinion outlets.

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