Alex Wagner is a news reporter, liberal political commentator and television host who hosted MSNBC's "NOW with Alex Wagner" until its cancellation in July 2015. Wagner has also worked for Politics Daily as a White House correspondent and for Huffington Post as a reporter on economic topics. She is a 1999 graduate of Brown University and married Sam Kass, a chef in the White House, in 2014.
During her time as a White House correspondent, Wagner covered both domestic and international topics, some of which included the BP oil spill and the 2011 revolution in Egypt. Prior to this position, she served as the executive director of the nonprofit organization Not On Our Watch from 2007 to 2009. As executive director, she traveled to locations such as Zimbabwe and Sudan trying to prevent or put an end to large-scale atrocities. Before her work with Not On Our Watch, Wagner worked with The Fader as the magazine's editor-in-chief, and she was a cultural correspondent for Center for American Progress, a think tank, before joining The Fader's staff.
Prior to hosting "Now with Alex Wagner," she had appeared on MSNBC as a guest and analyst for several years. Wagner is a leftist thinker, openly supporting a repeal of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.