Alex Wagner Biography

Alex Wagner (initially known as; Alexandra Swe Wagner) is an American journalist and the author of the book Epic Quest, FutureFace: A Family Mystery, and the Key to Belonging. She’s also a CBS News contributor and a contributing editor at The Atlantic. She was previously the host of MSNBC’s midday program Now with Alex Wagner. She worked as a TV co-anchor on CBS This Morning Saturday from November 2016 to March 2018. Since April 2016, she has also worked as an editor at The Atlantic magazine.

How old is Alex Wagner? – Age

She was born on 27 November 1977, in Washington, D.C., U.S. She is 45 years as of 2022.

Where did Alex Wagner go to school? – Education

She attended Woodrow Wilson High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in art history and literature from Brown University in 1999. Wagner grew up as a devout Catholic.

Alex Wagner – Family

Tin Swe Thant, Wagner’s mother, is a naturalized American citizen from Rangoon, Myanmar, who immigrated to the United States before entering Swarthmore College. Carl Wagner, her father, was of Luxembourgish and Irish ancestry and was from Lansing, Michigan.

Alex Wagner Husband and Children

She co-chaired Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign and was a well-known Democratic Party political consultant. Wagner is the mother of two children. She married Sam Kass, a former White House nutrition policy advisor, and assistant chef, in a wedding at Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, New York, on 30 August 2014. Because Kass is a family friend of the former president, former US president Barack Obama and his family attended the wedding. Wagner and her husband welcomed their first child, a boy named Cy. On 16 April 2019, she gave birth to Rafael, their second child.

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What is Wagner’s Salary?

She receives a predicted salary of $600 Thousand a year.

Wagner Net Worth

Her net worth is estimated to be $3 million.

Wagner Career

Alex Wagner in CBS News

Wagner previously worked for the Center for American Progress as a cultural correspondent. She was editor-in-chief of The Fader magazine from 2003 to 2007, where she covered international music and cultural movements. She was also the executive director of the Not On Our Watch initiative, a human rights advocacy group.

After that, Wagner worked as a White House correspondent for Politics Daily, an AOL News political news publication. Following AOL’s purchase of The Huffington Post, she moved there. Wagner featured on Keith Olbermann’s countdown and Lawrence O’Donnell’s The Last Word as an MSNBC pundit.

Wagner began hosting Now with Alex Wagner weekdays on 14 November 2011 and hasn’t looked back since.

MSNBC president Phil Griffin announced the series’ cancellation on July 30, 2015, as part of the network’s intention to convert its daytime programming to more breaking news reporting and less political discussion and opinion.

The show’s final episode was broadcast the next day. Wagner was supposed to anchor a weekend show on MSNBC, but that plan was scrapped.

Wagner announced his departure from MSNBC on 26 April 2016, and his appointment as a senior editor at The Atlantic. Wagner would moderate AtlanticLIVE events and assist with the development of video and television projects with The Atlantic studios, in addition to writing for The Atlantic.
Wagner took over for Vinita Nair on CBS This Morning Saturday in November 2016. Her final appearance on CBS This Morning Saturday came on 17 March 2018, when she announced that she would be departing the show and will be replaced by Mark Halperin. She is still a CBS News journalist. Wagner co-hosted a podcast about the COVID -19 Pandemic with Crooked Media and Cadence 13 in 2020.

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