Quick Facts Alex Wagner

  • NameAlex Wagner
  • Birth NameAlexandra Swe Wagner
  • Nick Name"Alex"
  • FatherCarl Wagner
  • MotherTin Swe Thant
  • NationalityAmerican
  • EthnicityWhite
  • ProfessionJournalist, Host
  • Working ForMSNBC
  • Net Worth3 million U.S dollar
  • Salary400,000 U.S dollar
  • Eye ColorDark Brown
  • Body Measurements35-25-35
  • Weight in KG59 kg
  • MarriedYes
  • Married toSam Kass (m. 2014)
  • ChildrenN/A
  • EducationBrown University
  • AwardsN/A
  • TV ShowNow with Alex Wagner

Introduction and Education

Alex Wagner was born on December 4 1977 and spent her childhood in Washington, D.C. She is a well-known American television host. She is also a liberal political commentator. Her full name is Alexandra Swe Wagner. Her mother name is Tin Swe Thant and father name is Carl Wagner. Her mother is a U.S. immigrant from Rangoon, Myanmar and her father is from Iowa of German and Irish descent. Carl is also a prominent Democratic Party political consultant. She was raised Roman Catholic. She frequently appears as a guest on MSNBC since 2010. Alex studied at Woodrow Wilson High School. In 1999, she graduated from Brown University in Art History and Literature.


Alex served for the Center for American Progress as the cultural correspondent. She then worked for The Fader magazine as the editor-in-chief from 2004 to 2007. While working there she covered cultural and music movements from Brazil to China to South Africa. She worked for an advocacy organization named Not On Our Watch Project as an executive director from 2007 to 2009. The organization was founded by actors George Clooney, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt and Don Cheadle. She travelled to Burma, Sudan and Zimbabwe to focus on mass atrocities and human rights violations. She then for Politics Daily became the White House correspondent and chronicled a number of international and domestic affairs. Politics Daily is a political magazine under AOL News.

She was working with Huffington Post as a reporter covered about American economy, new technology and also investigated the intersection of business. Later she moved to The Huffington Post after it was acquired by AOL. She then was seen on Countdown with The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell and Keith Olbermann as an analyst on MSNBC. She also have hosted Now with Alex Wagner since November 14 2011. The program previously used to air on weekdays at noon but bow at 4 PM. According to her, she calls herself as progressive. She also thinks that the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution should be repealed.

Personal Facts

She got married to Sam Kass on August 30 2014. The couple were in a relation more than a year before their news came to known. Sam is a White House chef in a ceremony held at Blue Hill at Stone Barns. She had special guest President Obama and his family who visited their wedding. President Obama takes Sam as a family friend as he have been cooking for President since they were living in Chicago.

Alex Wagner: Net Worth and Salary

Because of her skills and talent, Wagner is paid with a handsome salary. She gets 400000 dollars per show as her salary. She is also considered as one of the best journalists although has not received any awards yet. Her show is viewed by more than 700000 viewers. Her actual net worth is unknown but is estimated to be 2 million annually.