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Alex Witt

When Alex was 37, she joined a rock band that some of her friends were putting together. The group was made up of Alex Witt, Christie Moran, Pam DeJager, and Lisa Cibelli. They called their group Mrs. Robinson. When Alex was asked why she decided to join the band, she said that she loved being in a rock band defied the stereotype of what the typical Bronxville mother was supposed to be doing. She further stated that it was an excellent release that allowed her to escape from the reality of work-life and home life for a short period in a way that did not damage either of her other lives.

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Controversy

According to a lawsuit filed by a friend of Alex Witt's in 2009, Alex had allegedly been in financial struggles during December of that year due to her contract being up for renewal and her husband not working. It was reported that Alex had borrowed $65,000 from her friend, Mrs. Jones, with terms for Alex to repay the full amount plus a 7.5% interest rate. Alex reportedly agreed to repay the loan at a rate of $500 per month, but had only managed to repay $1,375. When the lawsuit was filed, Mrs. Jones alleged that Alex had failed to make the installments as agreed, yet she was spending lavishly on new cars and expensive vacations, such as a trip to Barcelona and a Porsche 911. Ms. Jones claimed: "It didn't occur to me there would be a problem loaning her money. She's paid me back in the past. It's just a very sad thing."

Alex was reported to have responded to Mrs. Jones' accusations by saying that her husband had briefly returned to work, and that was when she got the Porsche, but since her husband was again without employment, she had to get rid of the car. The two women exchanged a series of emails, in which Witt explained thoroughly to Ms. Jones the kind of strained living conditions that she had to endure. A specific email sent in February, a few months after the loan was given, read that Alex could not even afford to buy new clothes for herself, as "in a business where looking the part is everything." In the email, she specifically wrote: "I could cite example after example of strained living, beginning with not affording new clothes for myself -- this is for a woman who works on TV, and whose professional existence depends on keeping up appearances." In another email, she said, "Your money went to the housing debacle with the move," adding that it also paid for Caroline's trip to Scotland.

When called to comment on the lawsuit, Witt supposedly answered, "Now I feel sick, as the last thing I want is for this to hang over our heads like the sword of Damocles." The case was believed to have been settled out of court.

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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
Net Worth 2020: 4 million
Net Worth 2021: 4 million
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Last Modified: Mar 14 2023
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