Stephan Joseph "Steve" Kornacki, Jr. (born August 1979) is the senior political writer at Salon.com, having joined its writing staff in February 2010. Educated at Boston University, Kornacki started his journalism career as a reporter for PoliticsNJ.com, a New Jersey political news site where he worked from 2002 to 2006. He formerly co-hosted a political news series at News 12 New Jersey and reported on the U.S. Congress for the newspaper Roll Call. His articles have been published in the New York Observer, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the New York Daily News, the New York Post, the Boston Globe, and the Daily Beast. He co-hosted The Cycle on MSNBC with political strategist Krystal Ball, pop-culture commentator Touré, and conservative columnist S.E. Cupp from the program's inception through March 20, 2013. On March 19, 2013, it was announced that Kornacki would take over another MSNBC program, Up, airing Saturdays and Sundays from 8 to 10 a.m., starting in April.
Kornacki was born in Groton, Massachusetts to Stephan Joseph Kornacki, Sr. and Anne Ramonas. He has an older sister, Kathryn. In a 2011 Salon magazine column, he came out as a gay man.
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- ^ "Steve Kornacki Replaces Chris Hayes on MSNBC's 'Up'". The Hollywood Reporter. 2013-03-19. Retrieved 2013-12-05.
- ^ Steve Kornacki (2011-11-16). The coming out story I never thought I'd write "THe Coming Out Story I Never Thought I'd Write". salon.com.