Emmy Award-winner Ari Melber premiered his new program ‘The Point with Ari Melber,’ on July 24. Following the sudden departure of Greta Van Susteren Melber has taken over MSNBC’s 6 p.m. timeslot.
Melber has been working for MSNBC as a chief legal correspondent since 2015 and also serves as a host for MSNBC’s Sunday night show ‘The Point.’ Melber was married to Drew Grant, NYC Observer writer from 2013 to 2017, and doesn’t have any children.
Melber earned his law degree from Cornell
Born Seattle, Washington on March 31, 1980, Ari Melber graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in political sciences. He received a J.D. from Cornell Law School. However, he was a budding journalist even then, working as an editor for the Cornell of Law and Public Policy.
Melber used to write for The Nation & Politico
Melber covered political, law, and public policy for a number of print and digital productions like The Nation, The Atlantic, Reuters, and Politico. While he was at The National, he worked as a net movement correspondent.
He published his last article for The Nation ‘Fighting Facebook, a Campaign for a People’s Terms of Service.’ He was written the article with Woodrow Hartzog and Even Selinger in 2013.
He traveled with the Obama Campaign, during the 2008 general election and Wrote a 70-page report on Organization for America.
Since 2004, Melber hasn’t been working directly for a political campaign. He traveled with the 44th American president. He joined Barack Obama for his 2008 presidential campaign on special assignment for The Washington Independent. At the time, he also wrote a 74-page report. It is called Year One of Organization For America: The Permanent Field Campaign in a Digital Age.
The report included Obama’s staff’s interviews with a different view, and teachPresident published it in January 2010.
In 2004, Melber worked for John Kerry’s presidential campaign
As Melber notes on his Website, he worked for John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign on the national staff and former Massachusetts Senator. He was also a legislative assistant for Maria Cantwell, Washington Senator.
Melber also worked for several national networks before joining MSNBC
Before joining MSNBC, Melber also worked as a commentator for several national television and radio stations. Including NBC, CNBC, CNN Headline News, CNN, C-SPAN, and NPR as well.
Besides, he also made his appearances in numerous TV programs like ‘The Today Show,’ ‘American Morning,’ ‘Washington Journal,’ and ‘The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell’ respectively.