Washington, D.C. (April 26, 2016)—Journalist and former broadcast anchor Alex Wagner (@alexwagner) is joining The Atlantic as a senior editor. She will write for The Atlantic, moderate events with AtlanticLIVE, and help to develop video and TV projects with The Atlantic Studios.
Wagner begins her role with The Atlantic this weekend. On Saturday morning, Wagner and Steve Clemons, The Atlantic’s Washington editor at large, will moderate “Unfinished Revolution: Women, Fairness & Power,” an Atlantic Media event about the future of feminism with Hope Solo, Connie Britton, and Senators Amy Klobuchar and Shelley Moore Capito. The breakfast is among Atlantic Media’s events during the White House Correspondents’ Dinner weekend.
“Alex embodies The Atlantic’s commitment to smart and lively journalism in both traditional and emerging spaces,” said Bob Cohn, president and COO of The Atlantic. “With her wide range of editorial experience and her knowledge of politics, entertainment, and social issues, she’ll be an asset across our platforms.”
“The Atlantic is home to some of the most engaging, provocative and intelligent analysis about the world in which we live,” said Wagner. “I can’t wait to join the team.”