What Are Some Facts About Joe Scarborough?

Some facts about Joe Scarborough are the fact that he is a New York Times bestselling author and that he was once the publisher and editor of newspaper The Florida Sun. Another is that he served as a congressman for the state of Florida from 1994 to 2001.

As of 2015, Joe Scarborough is a television host known for his work as the host of the MSNBC program "Morning Joe." His 2009 book, "The Last Best Hope: Restoring Conservatism and America's Promise," offered scathing criticism of political leaders and made the New York Times bestseller list. Scarborough has authored other political non-fiction books, including "Rome Wasn't Burnt In A Day" and "The Right Path."

During his tenure in Congress, Scarborough served on several committees, including the armed services, judiciary and oversight committees. He was born Charles Joseph Scarborough in 1963 in Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated with a BA from the University of Alabama in 1985 and received a law degree from the University of Florida in 1990. He passed the Florida state bar exam in 1991 and subsequently practiced law in Pensacola. His most high-profile case was defending Michael F. Griffin, who was accused of murdering a doctor who performed abortions.