Personal and Family Life
According to Ari Melber bio in the wiki, Ari Melber was born on March 31, 1980, in Seattle, Washington, U.S. He attended the University of Michigan from where he graduated with a B.A. in political science. He went to Cornell Law School in Ithaca, New York after completing school. During Law School, he was the editor of Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy. Ari Melber stands at an average height of 5 feet and 11 inches.
Melber was married to Drew Grant, an art and entertainment editor for ‘New York Observer’. However, the couple is divorced now.
Career and Professional Life
Melber worked for Senators like John Kerry and Maria Cantwell during their presidential campaign after completing school. While attending Law School, Melber interned at a Manhattan Public Defender’s office to add further to his resume. From 2009-2013, he served Floyd Abrams, a First Amendment Lawyer at Cahill Gordon & Reindel.
He also wrote an editorial for various news publications like The Atlantic, Politico, The Nation, and Reuters. MSNBC noticed his hard work and proposed him to work as a guest host. In April 2015, he was promoted to the Chief Legal Correspondent. He started hosting MSNBC’s ‘The Beat with Ari Melber’ which premiered on July 24, 2017, in evening time slot.
Apart from hosting the own show, Melber is also the substitute host for MSNBC’s ‘The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell’, ‘All In with Chris Hayes’, and ‘The Rachel Maddow Show’. He also appeared as the host of MSNBC’s Sunday evening program show ‘The Point’. Melber co-anchored 'The Cycle', a popular talk show alongside Abby Huntsman. He has interviewed personalities like Attorney General Eric Holder, Judge Richard Posner, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and U.S Senators Al Franken, Ted Cruz and Cory Booker.
During Barack Obamas 2008 presidential campaign, Melber traveled with him and also wrote a report on ‘Organizing for America’. He was also a motivational speaker at Harvard Law School, Oxford, the Columbia University Political Union, Georgetown University and many others. Melber won 2016 Emmy Award for his report on Supreme Court.
Net Worth and Salary
As per the sources, Ari Melber has a $12 million net worth which he has earned from his $2 million annual salary. He owns a luxurious house in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, New York. The Chief Legal Correspondent of MSNBC is a proud owner of Range Rover and BMW.