Alexandra E. Witt is an American television news journalist based in New York City. She currently hosts Weekends with Alex Witt on MSNBC, after previously hosting MSNBC Live and Morning Joe First Look. Witt joined the network in January 1999. She was born on April 9, 1961, in Pasadena, California, and grew up in Hancock Park, a middle-class neighborhood in Los Angeles. Her father, Dr. Charles B. Witt, M.D., is a thoracic surgeon who practices in Los Angeles. She is a second cousin, seven generations removed, of George Washington through Bailey Washington, a cousin and contemporary of the former president. She is also a member of the National Society of Washington Family Descendants.
Alex attended the Marlborough School for Girls located in Los Angeles. The school is a college-preparatory secondary school for grades 7 through 12. Aside from Alex, the school has a long list of other famous alumni, including Dolly Green, Jacqueline Emerson, Joan Riddell Cook, and Lela Cole Kitson, the renowned author and columnist. After graduating from the Marlborough School, Witt attended the University of Southern California, where she majored in journalism and international relations.
Alex is married to television producer Bill Sorensen. They live together in Bronxville and have a daughter named Caroline and a son named Charlie.
Alex Witt began her career in television journalism by working as a field producer for "The Today Show." Her first on-air position was at the Salinas, California, station of KCBA. She later worked for KCBS-TV, KNBC-TV, and KABC-TV.
From 1990 to 1992, Witt held a position as an air reporter for KCBA. From 1996 to 1998, she worked as a reporter for WNYW-TV. In 1999, she joined MSNBC and has been there ever since. For the "MSNBC Live" show, Alex has been a weekend anchor since 2014. She also serves as the main anchor for the "Morning Joe First Look" program, alongside Betty Nguyen. She has flourished working for MSNBC and has covered numerous political, breaking news, and feature stories. In the wake of the September 11 terror attacks on the United States, Alex Witt broadcast from the World Trade Center. She continued to follow the war on terrorism in the Middle East and has done features on the War in Iraq. Alex is passionate about equality for women in the workplace, education, and gun control. She also worked as a consultant on Aaron Sorkin's HBO series "The Newsroom" final season.
|Date of Birth:||09-04-1961|
|Net Worth:||$2 Million Dollars (approx.)|
|Height:||1.62 m (approx.)|
|Birth Place:||Paris, France|
|T.V. Show(s):||Weekends with Alex Witt, MSNBC Live|
|Alma Mater:||University of Southern California|
|Birth Date:||9 Apr, 1961|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Birth Place:||Los Angeles|
|Education:||USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism|
|Net Worth 2020:||4 million|
|Net Worth 2021:||4 million|