Know About Alex Wagner; CBS, Husband, Baby, Family, Salary

Published Date: 08 Apr, 2019 Updated date: 08 Apr, 2019 By Celebs Podium

After the glorious wedding with chef husband, Alex Wagner learned a recipe for a perfect family. The talented journalist made her family complete after giving birth to a son.

American journalist Alex Wagner serves as a co-host of The Circus, a documentary series on Showtime. Moreover, she is now taking responsibility as a CBS News correspondent since 2016.

Alex Wagner’s Bio; Family, Education

The native of Washington D.C. was born as Alexandra Swe Wagner on 27 November 1977. She was raised in a Catholic family by political consultant father Carl Wagner and mother Tin Swe Thant.

Wagner pursued her high school education from Woodrow Wilson High School. She got graduated from Brown University with art history and literature in 1999.

Her Career; CBS, Salary

Initially, Alex was the cultural correspondent for the Center for American Progress. She then worked as editor-in-chief of The Fader magazine from 2002 to 2007. Wagner also gained the experience of working for news blogs, Politics Daily and The Huffington Post.

In 2010, she joined MSNBC and hosted various programs on the network for six years, before moving to The Atlantic.  She has been serving as a correspondent for CBS News since 2016. Additionally, she co-hosted CBS This Morning: Saturday from 2016 to 2018.


Alex Wagner was named as CBS News correspondent in November 2016 (Picture: CBS’ Facebook)

For the journalism stint for more than a decade, Alex has summoned a remarkable amount of fortune. As a CBS correspondent, she earns the salary of $102548 per year, that makes her net worth in millions.

Married To Chef Husband; Children

Alex is currently married to chef and nutrition expert husband Sam Kass. Their lavish wedding ceremony was held on 30 August 2014 at Stone Barns, a restaurant in Pocantico Hills, New York.

Sam, aged 38 worked as President Barack Obama‘s Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition Policy, and also an Executive Director for First Lady Michelle Obama‘s Let’s Move! Campaign. He currently serves as an investor & strategist for healthier climate-smart food at Acre Venture.


Alex Wagner and her husband Sam Kass welcomed a son in 2017 (Picture: Huffingtonpost)

The couple got engaged in September 2013, before 11 months of their wedding. They are proud parents of a baby; a son named Cy Mindon Kass, born on 22 July 2017.

Some Interesting Facts About Alex Wagner

  • Alex’s mother Tin immigrated from Rangoon, Myanmar and later received U.S. citizenship before attending Swarthmore College.
  • She published a book about her Burmese American ancestry named Futureface in 2018.
  • Her husband Sam also released a book Eat a Little Better: Great Flavor, Good Health, Better World in 2018.
  • The former U.S. President Barack Obama and his family attended the wedding ceremony of Alex and Sam.
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