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 co-host of the afternoon MSNBC talk show The Cycle. He also appears as an analyst on other MSNBC and CNBC programs, writes a blog about politics and law for MSNBC, and serves as a correspondent for The Nation. His writing has focused on politics, organizing, civil rights, legal issues in national security, and technology issues, and has 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. 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. ..." 

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