Ari Melber

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Ari Melber
Education University of Michigan (2002)
Cornell Law School, Juris Doctorate (2009)
Occupation political commentator, television personality

Ari Melber (born 1980) is an American journalist.[1]

He is currently MSNBC's Chief Legal Correspondent [2] and a co-host of the afternoon MSNBC talk show The Cycle. He is also a substitute host for other MSNBC shows such as All In with Chris Hayes and The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell.[3] Melber serves as a correspondent for The Nation, and his writing has focused on law, politics, organizing, civil rights, and technology issues, and has also appeared in The Atlantic, Reuters and Politico. Melber wrote a report about Organizing for America and contributed to several books.

He previously worked for Senators John Kerry and Maria Cantwell, and also practiced law and was an editor of the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy. He also worked for the Center for Constitutional Rights based in New York, NY.


  1. ^ Lathrop, Daniel; Ruma, Laurel (2010). Open Government: Collaboration, Transparency, and Participation in Practice (PDF). O'Reilly Media. p. 348. ISBN 9780596804350. Retrieved April 2014. The Nation magazine’s Ari Melber understood the larger import of the students’ action. “(T)his incident also shows the prospects for what we might call a substantive Macaca Moment—using YouTube and citizen media to scrutinize our leaders on the issues, not gaffes,” he wrote. ... 
  2. ^ Huffington Post:
  3. ^ Columbia Journalism Review:

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