Marlow speaking at an event in West Palm Beach, Florida in 2020
Alexander Mason Marlow
January 24, 1986
|Alma mater||University of California, Berkeley|
Alexander Mason Marlow (born January 24, 1986) is the current editor-in-chief of Breitbart News. 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. Marlow hosts Breitbart News Daily on SiriusXM. He was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for 2015.
Marlow was born January 24, 1986. His father is Catholic and his mother is Jewish. For high school, he attended Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles. Marlow subsequently attended UC Berkeley. While a student there, he befriended Andrew Breitbart, 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.
Editor of Breitbart
This section contains too many or overly lengthy quotations for an encyclopedic entry. (January 2018)
According to CNN, "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."
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.
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."
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."
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