Alex Witt

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Alex Witt
Born Alexandra E. Witt
(1961-04-09) April 9, 1961 (age 54)
Paris, France
Status Host of Weekends with Alex Witt
Education University of Southern California
Occupation Television anchor
Years active 1990–present
Spouse(s) Bill Sorensen

Alex Witt (born Alexandra E. Witt, April 9, 1961) is an American news anchor who currently hosts the television news program Weekends with Alex Witt on MSNBC. Witt joined the network in January 1999.

Early life and education[edit]

Witt was born in Paris, France, and grew up in the Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.[1] Witt's father is Dr. Charles B. Witt, M.D., a noted thoracic surgeon in Los Angeles. Witt graduated from the Marlborough School for Girls in Los Angeles and the University of Southern California where she majored in journalism and international relations.[2]


Witt first served as a field producer for the Today Show in Burbank, California. Her first on-air job was at KCBA in Salinas, California. She later worked for KCBS-TV, KNBC-TV, KABC-TV, each of which are located in communities adjacent to Los Angeles. She served as a reporter at KCBA from 1990–1992 and WNYW-TV from 1996–1998.

Since 1999, Witt has been with MSNBC serving as the anchor for Weekends with Alex Witt and contributing anchor for msnbc Live.[2] On November 11, 2008, Witt joined former congressman (and actor) Fred Grandy as co-host of the series Daily Cafe on Retirement Living TV.


Witt is married to TV producer Bill Sorensen.[3][4]

Witt has noted on-air that she is related to George Washington. She is a second cousin, seven generations removed to George Washington through Bailey Washington, a cousin and contemporary of President Washington. Witt is a member of the National Society of Washington Family Descendants.

She is a member of the band Mrs. Robinson.[5]


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