Wagner in December 2011
|Born||Alexandra Swe Wagner
December 4, 1977
|Ethnicity||Burmese, German, Irish|
|Alma mater||Brown University|
|MSNBC: Now With Alex Wagner|
Alexandra Swe "Alex" Wagner (born December 4, 1977) is an American journalist. She is a political analyst and anchor of the daytime program Now with Alex Wagner on MSNBC which has a progressive viewpoint.
Early life and education
Wagner grew up in Washington, D.C., attended Woodrow Wilson High School, and graduated from Brown University in 1999. Her mother, Tin Swe Thant, is an immigrant from Rangoon, Burma. Her father, Carl Wagner, is from Iowa and of German and Irish descent, and is a prominent Democratic Party political consultant. Wagner was raised Roman Catholic, but does not follow the faith any longer. 
Wagner has worked as the cultural correspondent for the Center for American Progress. From 2003 to 2007, she was editor-in-chief of The Fader magazine, covering music and cultural movements from around the world. She also served as executive director of Not On Our Watch, an advocacy organization focused on mass atrocities and human rights violations.
The Washington Post reported on September 27, 2013 that Wagner was engaged to White House chef Sam Kass, after a year of dating. Kass, 33, is the Obamas’ personal chef and “Let’s Move” ambassador.
Wagner has done several pieces on Ron Paul focusing on the fact he has supporters from groups such as 9/11 Truthers, Milosevic apologists and in an interview with Ron Paul questioned him about his having potential anti-semitic ties.  
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