Updates on Alex Wagner’s Transition from MSNBC and Current Endeavors

Journalist Alexandra Swe Wagner was born in the United States on November 27, 1977. She is the author of FutureFace: A Family Mystery, an Epic Quest, and the Secret to Belonging (One World/Random House) and the host of Alex Wagner Tonight on MSNBC and Netflix’s The Mole reboot. 

She had previously co-hosted The Circus on Showtime and served as the anchor of MSNBC’s daytime show Now with Alex Wagner from 2011 to 2015. She co-anchored CBS This Morning Saturday as a TV anchor from November 2016 until March 2018. Since April 2016, she has also served as a senior editor at The Atlantic magazine.

On August 16, 2022, she started hosting Alex Wagner Tonight after filling in for The Rachel Maddow Show and All In with Chris Hayes on MSNBC.

What happened to Alex Wagner on MSNBC?

A Trump judge has put off the documents case “indefinitely,” but Trump may suffer from the new trial schedule.

Updates on Alex Wagner's Transition from MSNBC and Current Endeavors
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Alex Wagner breaks the shocking news that Aileen Cannon, the judge Trump appointed, has “indefinitely” postponed the Trump administration’s case involving classified documents, citing “substantive pretrial motions” and “critical classified documents issues.” Former acting solicitor general for the United States Neal Katyal talks about how the delay fuels the perception that Cannon is dragging out the trial and how it might even benefit Jack Smith’s election subversion case by creating more room on the calendar. 

Alex Wagner of MSNBC: “I am Excited About The Road Ahead”

Over a year has passed since the launch of Alex Wagner Tonight on MSNBC, where the highest-rated prime-time host on the network, Rachel Maddow, relinquished her position as host of the 9 p.m. ET hour for 14 years. The only cable news program that could consistently compete with Fox News Channel, the longtime leader in ratings, was The Rachel Maddow Show. 

“There’s been a period of adjustment,” Wagner told me, noting that viewers had to adjust not just to a new show, but also to the unusual arrangement of The Rachel Maddow Show continuing on Monday nights while Alex Wagner Tonight aired the rest of the week. “I think MSNBC gave me an extraordinarily beautiful amount of room to make the show my own and to figure out what it was all about.”

It was MSNBC President Rashida Jones who selected Wagner for the role and the freedom to experiment, saying last year that “we’re giving her the time and space to grow.” That support was critical in the show’s first weeks, as ratings in the 9 p.m. hour dropped by 50% among viewers 25 to 54, the key demographic coveted by advertisers.

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