Alex Marlow

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Alex Marlow
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Marlow speaking at an event in West Palm Beach, Florida in 2018
Born
Alexander Mason Marlow

(1986-01-24) January 24, 1986 (age 33)
NationalityAmerican
EducationHarvard-Westlake School
Alma materUniversity of California, Berkeley[1]
OccupationEditor-in-chief
EmployerBreitbart News

Alexander Mason Marlow (born January 24, 1986) is the current editor-in-chief of Breitbart News.[2][3] Marlow began his career as Andrew Breitbart's editorial assistant, a position which he held for four years. He was hired in 2008 as Breitbart's inaugural managing editor and served as its first employee.[4] Marlow hosts Breitbart News on SiriusXM. He was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for 2015.[5]

Background[edit]

Marlow was born January 24, 1986. His father is Catholic and his mother is Jewish.[6][7] For high school, he attended Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles.[8][9] Marlow subsequently attended UC Berkeley. While a student there, he befriended Andrew Breitbart,[10] who hired him as the first employee at Breitbart News to do odd jobs and minor copy editing. He says that at the time his job was mostly being a "glorified personal assistant" to Andrew, which subsequently developed into an editorial position as the site became more successful.[10]

Editor of Breitbart[edit]

According to CNN, however, "some former Breitbart employees say they believe Marlow privately harbors misgivings with the site's direction. One former Breitbart reporter suggested that Marlow was the good cop to the bad cop played by Steve Bannon."[11]

Marlow told Bloomberg Business that at Breitbart, "Our whole mindset is looking for these rolling narratives." He also said that key narratives for the website include immigration, ISIS, race riots, traditional values, and Hillary Clinton.[12]

Marlow told The New York Times that "Our goal is not influence; it is reporting and highlighting stories important to grass roots conservatives. Our focus on issues like spending, trade and particularly immigration are a reflection of the fact that there are massive populations of center-right Americans who do not favor the policies most often associated with the Republican Party establishment."[13]

Talking to NBC News, Marlow denied that Breitbart is a "hate-site", stating "that we're consistently called anti-Semitic despite the fact that we are overwhelmingly staffed with Jews and are pro-Israel and pro-Jewish. That is fake news."[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alexander Marlow". Red Alert Politics. Retrieved September 15, 2015.
  2. ^ Byers, Dylan (October 17, 2013). "Breitbart News shakes up masthead". Politico. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
  3. ^ Kaufman, Leslie (February 16, 2014). "Breitbart News Network Plans Global Expansion". Media. New York Times. Retrieved January 10, 2015.
  4. ^ Abcarian, Robin (June 18, 2012). "Conservative bloggers remember Andrew Breitbart". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 15 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Alexander Marlow, 28". Forbes. Retrieved September 15, 2015.
  6. ^ Hylton, Wil S. (August 20, 2017). "Down the Breitbart Hole". The New York Times Magazine (August 20, 2017). The New York Times Company. Retrieved 20 August 2017.
  7. ^ "From Berkeley to Breitbart".
  8. ^ Terris, Ben (March 29, 2017). "Who is Julia Hahn? The unlikely rise of Steve Bannon's right-hand woman". The Washington Post.
  9. ^ Maass, Peter (May 7, 2017). "BIRTH OF A RADICAL". The Intercept.
  10. ^ a b Jason M. Breslow (May 23, 2017). "The FRONTLINE Interview: Alex Marlow". PBS.
  11. ^ Kludt, Tom (September 1, 2016). "Meet the 30 year old running Breitbart News". CNN.
  12. ^ Green, Joshua (October 8, 2015). "This Man Is the Most Dangerous Political Operative in America". Bloomberg Business. Retrieved October 15, 2015.
  13. ^ Steinhauer, Jennifer (October 15, 2015). "Latest Unease on Right: Ryan Is Too Far Left". The New York Times. Retrieved October 12, 2015.
  14. ^ Rappleye, Hannah; Gosk, Stephanie; Foster, Anneke (March 17, 2017). "Inside Breitbart News: "We're Not a Hate Site". NBC News. Retrieved August 22, 2017.

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