Alex Wagner joins The Atlantic as senior editor, starting just in time for WHCD weekend.
Wagner—who will write for the publication in print and online as well as moderate Atlantic events and work with The Atlantic Studios on video and TV ventures—is slated to moderate one of The Atlantic’s WHCD-related events on Saturday, a breakfast discussion on feminism.
Wagner had been the host of MSNBC’s Now with Alex Wagner before the network canceled the show in July 2015 as part of a shift in strategy for the network. She had been promised a new weekend show by the network, but MSNBC changed its mind in February.
“Alex embodies The Atlantic’s commitment to smart and lively journalism in both traditional and emerging spaces,” said Atlantic president and COO Bob Cohn in a statement. “With her wide range of editorial experience and her knowledge of politics, entertainment, and social issues, she’ll be an asset across our platforms.”