Alex Wagner is an American journalist, author, and television host. Known for her insightful commentary and engaging on-air presence, Wagner has made significant contributions to political journalism and analysis in the U.S. Born on December 4, 1977, in Washington, D.C., to a Burmese mother and a German-Irish father, Alex Wagner grew up with a unique multicultural perspective, which has undoubtedly influenced her approach to journalism and storytelling. She studied art, literature, and history at Brown University, where she began to develop an interest in journalism. After college, Wagner began her journalism career as a cultural correspondent for the Center for American Progress. From there, she transitioned to the world of magazines, working at influential publications like "The Fader," where she served as editor-in-chief, and "The Atlantic." However, many people came to know Alex Wagner through her work in television. She joined MSNBC in 2010 as an analyst and later hosted her own daytime program, "Now with Alex Wagner," from 2011 to 2015. The show was known for its informed panel discussions and Wagner's adeptness at guiding conversation. Wagner later joined CBS News, where she became a co-host of the Saturday edition of "CBS This Morning" and a correspondent for "CBS News." She's also a frequent guest on the "Late Show with Stephen Colbert." Beyond her regular TV and print journalism duties, Wagner co-hosted "The Circus," a Showtime political documentary series, which offers a behind-the-scenes look at American politics, particularly during the tumultuous 2016 and 2020 election cycles. In 2018, Wagner released her first book, "Futureface: A Family Mystery, an Epic Quest, and the Secret to Belonging." The book is part memoir, part investigative report as Wagner delves into her family's complex ancestry, confronting issues of race, immigration, and American identity. Throughout her career, Alex Wagner has consistently been a voice of reason and insight in the often chaotic world of political journalism. Her ability to navigate complex issues with nuance and clarity has made her one of the most respected figures in contemporary media.