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Alex Witt

Alex Witt is known as an American news anchor. She is most famous for hosting Weekends with Alex Witt.

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Background

Alexandra E. Witt was born on April 9, 1961, in Pasadena, California. Alex grew up in Hancock Park, a middle-class neighborhood located in Los Angeles. Her father, Dr. Charles B. Witt, M.D., is a noted thoracic surgeon who practices in Los Angeles. She is a second cousin, seven generations removed, to George Washington through Bailey Washington, a cousin and contemporary of President Washington. She is 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 went attended the University of Southern California where she majored in both journalism and international relations.

Marriage, Husband and Kids

Alex is married to the television producer, Bill Sorensen. Together they live in Bronxville and have a daughter named Caroline and a son named Charlie.

Career

Alex Witt began her career in television journalism by working as a field producer for “The Today Show”. The first on-air position she was given, was at the Salinas, California, station of KCBA. Later she would also work for KCBS-TV, KNBC-TV, and KABC-TV.

From 1990 until 1992, Witt held a position as an air reporter for KCBA. From 1996 until 1998 she worked as a reporter for WNYW-TV. In 1999, she joined the ranks of MSNBC and has been there ever since. For the “MSNBC Live” show, Alex has been positioned as 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 stories on politics, breaking news, and feature stories. In the wake of the September 11th terror attacks on the United States, Alex Witt broadcasted 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 the issues of equality for women in the workplace, education and gun control. She also worked as a consultant on the final season of Aaron Sorkin's HBO series "The Newsroom".


Quick Facts
Date of Birth: 09-04-1961
Nationality: American
Profession: News Anchor
Employer: MSNBC
Husband: Bill Sorensen
Marital Status: Married
Boyfriend: Not Yet
Ethnicity: White
Net Worth: $2 Million Dollars (approx.)
Height: 1.62 m (approx.)
Children: Two Children
Birth Sign: Acer
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
Age: 59 yrs
Occupations: Journalist
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: Los Angeles
Education: USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
Gender: Female
Description: American journalist
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Last Modified: Apr 21 2020
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