Alex Wagner was named a CBS News correspondent and co-host of “CBS This Morning: Saturday” in November 2016.
Wagner reports for all CBS News broadcasts and platforms. As a co-host of “CBS This Morning: Saturday,” Wagner is teamed with Anthony Mason on the weekly broadcast, which features an eclectic mix of breaking news and information, interviews with newsmakers, performances by top musical acts in a variety of genres and interviews with award-winning chefs.
Prior to being named to her current position, Wagner was a frequent guest on CBS News programs such as “CBS This Morning” and on pre-debate and election coverage on CBSN, the 24/7 digital streaming news service from CBS News. She’s also substitute co-anchored on CBSN.
A journalist with more than a decade of experience, Wagner has a background as a reporter, editor, analyst and the host of a daily news program. Wagner has covered breaking news, domestic affairs, politics, technology, and cultural trends.
Wagner joined CBS News from The Atlantic, where she was a senior editor reporting on politics, culture and social trends, and where she will remain as a contributing editor.
She has also served as a guest correspondent on “The Circus: The Greatest Political Show on Earth,” which is presented on Showtime, a division of CBS.
Previously, she was the host of the Emmy-nominated “NOW with Alex Wagner,” a daily news program on MSNBC. She joined MSNBC in 2010 as an analyst and frequent guest on the cable network’s programs.
Earlier, Wagner was a reporter with the Huffington Post, where she covered innovation and the American economy. She also served as the White House Correspondent for AOL’s Politics Daily, covering issues ranging from the BP oil spill to the Egyptian revolution.
Wagner was the executive director of Not on Our Watch, a grant-making and advocacy non-profit created to stop mass atrocities. As part of Not on Our Watch, she traveled to hotspots in Burma, Sudan and Zimbabwe. Before that, she spent four years as the editor-in-chief of The Fader magazine, covering music and culture around the world.
Wagner attended Brown University and lives in New York City.