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Christopher Hayes      

Editor-at-Large of The Nation & host of "All In with Chris Hayes" on MSNBC

Chris Hayes is a progressive American journalist, cable television news anchor and author. Hayes hosts All In with Chris Hayes, a weekday news and opinion television show on MSNBC. Hayes formerly hosted a weekend MSNBC show, Up with Chris Hayes. He is an editor-at-large of The Nation magazine.

In May 2018, Hayes launched a weekly podcast called "Why Is This Happening?" featuring interviews with political figures, journalists, writers, and academics. The podcast's first live episode was held on February 24, 2019, featuring an interview with Georgia politician Stacey Abrams.

Hayes hosts All In with Chris Hayes at 8 p.m. EST Monday through Friday on MSNBC. He took over the time slot formerly hosted by Ed Schultz, who would move to the weekends. At 34 years old, he became the youngest host of a prime-time show on any of the country's major cable news channels. The how won an Emmy in both 2015 and 2018. Previously, Hayes hosted the weekend program Up with Chris Hayes, which premiered in 2011.

Prior to joining MSNBC as an anchor, he served as a frequent substitute host for The Rachel Maddow Show and The Last Word with Lawrence ODonnell. Hayes became an MSNBC contributor in 2010 and has been with The Nation since 2007.

Hayes is a former Fellow at Harvard University's Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics. From 2008-2010, he was a Bernard Schwartz Fellow at the New America Foundation. From 2005 to 2006, he was a Schumann Center Writing Fellow at In These Times.

Additionally, Hayes has written on a wide variety of political and social issues since 2002, from union organizing and economic democracy to the intersection of politics and technology. His essays, articles, and reviews have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Time, The Nation, The American Prospect, The New Republic, The Washington Monthly, The Guardian, and The Chicago Reader.

His first book, “Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy,” which is about the crisis of authority in American life, was published in June 2012. Hayes grew up in the Bronx and graduated from Brown University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy.

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