Alex Wagner Biography, Age, Career, Marital Status, Salary and Net Worth

This article will answer every question you have about Alex Wagner. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about her.

  1. What does Alex do for a living?
  2. Who are Alex’s parents and siblings?
  3. What are Alex’s interests and hobbies?
  4. Is Alex married or does she have a girlfriend/ boyfriend?
  5. Does Alex have any children?
  6. Where is Alex now?
  7. How tall is Alex?
  8. How much money does Alex earn?
  9. What is Alex’s net worth?

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Who is Alex Wagner?

Alexandra Swe Wagner abbreviated as Alex Wagner is an American prominent journalist and author. She is the co-host of The Circus on Showtime and the author of FutureFace: A Family Mystery, an Epic Quest, and the Secret to Belonging (One World/Random House). Moreover, she is a contributor for CBS News and a contributing editor at The Atlantic.


From 2011 to 2015, she was the anchor of the daytime program Now with Alex Wagner on MSNBC. Also, she was a TV co-anchor on CBS This Morning from November 2016 until March 2018. Since April 2016, she has been a senior editor at The Atlantic magazine. After making services as a fill-in host for both The Rachel Maddow Show and All In with Chris Hayes on MSNBC. Beginning August 2022, she is set to host her own new show in Maddow’s vacated slots.

How Old Is Alex Wagner?

She is 44 years old as of June 2022, having been born on November 27, 1977, in Washington, D.C., U.S. Alex shares her birthdate with celebrities such as; Sam Golbach, Bill Nye, Bruce Lee (1940-1973), blackbear, Bonnie Hoellein, and many more.

Alex Wagner Family

Who are Alex Wagner’s Parents?

She was born to Carl Wagner (Father) a prominent Democratic Party political consultant who co-chaired Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign. And Tin Swe Thant (Mother) is an immigrant from Yangoon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma).

Does Alex Wagner have Siblings?

There is no news on the internet showing whether she has siblings or was born as the only child. In case of news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.

A Photo of Alex Wagner

A Photo of Alex Wagner

Alex Wagner Education

She received her high school education at Jackson-Reed High School. After high school, she attended Brown University where she graduated in 1999 having studied art history and literature.

Alex Wagner’s Marital Status

She is married to the love of her life Sam Kass (born in 1980) is an American political advisor, chef, and news personality. They married on August 30, 2014, in a ceremony held at Blue Hill at Stone Barns. The wedding was attended by then U.S. President Barack Obama and his family.

Alex Wagner Kids

She and her husband Sam have two kids. Two sons the name Cy Kass were born in 2017 and Raphael was born on April 16, 2019.

Alex Wagner Career

She has worked as the cultural correspondent for the Center for American Progress. And was editor-in-chief of The Fader magazine from 2003 to 2007 where she covered music and cultural movements from around the world. Moreover, she served as an executive director of Not On Our Watch Project, an advocacy organization focused on mass atrocities and human rights violations. She went on to become the White House correspondent for Politics Daily, a political news magazine under AOL News. Thereafter she moved to The Huffington Post after it was acquired by AOL.

As an analyst on MSNBC, she has made appearances on Countdown with Keith Olbermann and The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell. She went on to begin hosting Now with Alex Wagner weekdays on November 14, 2011, (originally at noon ET but later at 4 PM ET). MSNBC President Phil Griffin announced on July 30, 2015, that the series had been canceled in an effort to transition the network’s daytime programming to more breaking news reporting and less political commentary and opinion. Later MSNBC announced that Alex would host a weekend program but those plans were later abandoned.

Career Continuation

The Atlantic announced on April 26, 2016, that Alex was leaving MSNBC to join the magazine as a senior editor. In addition to writing for The Atlantic, she would moderate events with AtlanticLIVE and help with developing video and TV projects with The Atlantic Studios. She then replaced Vinita Nair in November 2016, on CBS This Morning Saturday. Her last appearance on CBS This Morning Saturday was on March 17, 2018, as she confirmed she would be leaving that show to co-host The Circus for Showtime where she would replace Mark Halperin. However, she still remains a correspondent for CBS News.

In 2020, she launched a podcast with Crooked Media and Cadence 13 that addressed the COVID-19 pandemic. Alex filled in for Nicolle Wallace in March 2021, on MSNBC’s Deadline: White House. She went on to fill in for Rachel Maddow in February 2022, on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show as well as Chris Hayes on All In with Chris Hayes. It was announced in June 2002, that she would host a show that assumes Maddow’s 9 PM slots on Tuesday through Fridays as the former scaled back to Monday only. For this reason, her new show is set to premiere on August 16.

A Books Career

In addition to being a journalist, she has authored a book titled Futureface about her Burmese American ancestry which was published in April 2018.

Alex Wagner Height and Measurements

Adding up to her well-curved and beautiful body, she stands at a height of 5ft 6inches (1.68m) and a weight of 61kg (134lbs).

Alex Wagner’s Salary and Net Worth

She has a salary of $600,000 and a net worth of $3 million.

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