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Ezra Klein Biography
Ezra Klein is an American journalist, blogger, and political commentator. He works as editor-at-large of Vox. Previously he was a blogger and columnist for The Washington Post and an associate editor of The American Prospect. Ezra has served as a contributor to Bloomberg News and MSNBC.
He managed a branded blog, “Wonkblog,”at The Washington Post which featured his writing and the writing of other policy reporters. The issues which were discussed in the blog included health care and budget policy. Ezra wrote a primer on policy called “Wonkbook”, which was delivered by e-mail and on his blog each morning.
Ezra left The Washington Post in January 2014. He works for Vox Media as editor-at-large for their news website, Vox. Initially, he had co-founded the website along with Melissa Bell and Matthew Yglesias and served as its editor-in-chief.
Ezra Klein Age
Ezra was born on May 9, 1984 in Irvine, California. He is 35 years old as of 2019.
Ezra Klein Height
Ezra has not revealed any details about his height and weight.
Ezra Klein Family
Ezra was born and raised in Irvine, California. She is the daughter of Abel Klein, a mathematics professor at University of California, Irvine, originally from Brazil and his mother who is an artist. He is a middle child, brought up in a Jewish family.
Ezra Klein Education
He went to school at University High School. Ezra attended the University of California, Santa Cruz. He later transferred to the University of California, Los Angeles, from which he graduated in 2005 with a B.A. in political science. While at UCSC, he applied to write for the City on a Hill Press but was rejected.
Annie Lowrey Ezra Klein | Ezra Klein Baby
Ezra is married to Annie Lowrey, an economic policy reporter at The Atlantic.The couple live in Oakland California, and they have one child, born six weeks preterm in February 2019.
Who Is Ezra Klein
Ezra is the editor-at-large and founder of Vox. Previously he was columnist and editor at the Washington Post, a policy analyst at MSNBC, and a contributor to Bloomberg. Ezra has written for the New Yorker and the New York Review of Books, and appeared on Face the Nation, Real Time with Bill Maher, The McLaughlin Report, the Daily Show, and many more.
Ezra Klein Podcast | Ezra Klein Show
Ezra along with Sarah Kliff and Matt Yglesias, launched The Weeds, a Vox podcast of detailed discussions on public policy in October 2015. He also hosts the podcast “The Ezra Klein Show”. Ezra is an executive producer of Vox’s Netflix series Explained, which debuted in 2018.”
The Ezra Klein Show gives his fans a chance to get inside the heads of the newsmakers and power players in politics and media.
Ezra Klein Vox
Ezra announced that he would be leaving The Washington Post in January 2014, with the aim of starting a new media venture with several other veteran journalists. The new media venture was later identified as the politics site Vox.
Initially Ezra had “proposed the creation of an independent, explanatory journalism website with more than three dozen staffers” and an annual budget of more than US$10 million to remain at The Washington Post. During negotiations, Post publisher Katharine Weymouth and new owner Jeff Bezos did not make a counteroffer.
Ezra Klein Sam Harris
Sam Harris, host of the Waking Up podcast, and Ezra have been going back and forth over an interview Harris did with The Bell Curve author Charles Murray. In that interview, which first aired almost a year ago, Harris and Murray argued that African Americans are, for a combination of genetic and environmental reasons, intrinsically and immutably less intelligent than white Americans, and Murray argued that the implications of this “forbidden knowledge” should shape social policy. Vox published a piece criticizing the conversation, Harris was offended by the piece and challenged me to a debate, and after a lot of back-and-forth, this is that debate.
Ezra Klein MSNBC
Ezra frequently provides political commentary on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, Hardball with Chris Matthews, and The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell. He is a former contributor to Countdown with Keith Olbermann. The Week magazine reported on March 14, 2013 that Ezra was among those being considered to host MSNBC’s yet-unnamed 8 p.m. weekday prime-time show that would replace The Ed Show. Ultimately, the time slot was filled with All In with Chris Hayes.
Ezra Klein New Book
Discover how American politics became a toxic system, why we participate in it, and what it means for our future—from journalist, political commentator, and co-founder of Vox, Ezra Klein.
Ezra Klein Net Worth
Ezra has an estimated net worth of $3.7 million but his salary is not revealed yet.
Ezra Klein on Trump
Ezra wrote an opinion piece indicating support for the impeachment of President Donald Trump in 2017, stating:
Impeachment is not a power we should take lightly; nor is it one we should treat as too explosive to use. There will be presidents who are neither criminals nor mental incompetents but who are wrong for the role, who pose a danger to the country and the world. It is a principle that sounds radical until you say it, at which point it sounds obvious: Being extremely bad at the job of president of the United States should be enough to get you fired.
Ezra Klein Journolist
Ezra created a Google Groups forum called “JournoList” in February 2007 . It was for discussing politics and the news media. Ezra controlled the forum’s membership and limited to “several hundred left-leaning bloggers, political reporters, magazine writers, policy wonks and academics”.
The posts within JournoList were meant only to be made and read by its members. Ezra defended the forum saying that it “[ensures] that folks feel safe giving off-the-cuff analysis and instant reactions”. Time magazine columnist Joe Klein (no relation to Ezra Klein) and JournoList member added that the off-the-record nature of the forum was necessary because “candor is essential and can only be guaranteed by keeping these conversations private”.
In a July 27, 2007 blog post,the existence of JournoList was first publicly revealed by blogger Mickey Kaus. Initially , the forum did not attract serious attention until March 17, 2009, when an article published on Politico detailed the nature of the forum and the extent of its membership.
The Politico article raised a debate within the blogosphere over the ethics of participating in JournoList and raised questions about its purpose. On March 26, 2009 the first public excerpt of a discussion within JournoList was posted by Mickey Kaus on his blog.