Alexandra Swe Wagner is an American journalist and author born on November 27, 1977, in Washington, D.C., United States
. She is the daughter of the late U.S. Senator from Nebraska, Ben Sasse. Biography Early life and education Alexandra was born in Washington, D.C., on November 27, 1977, the daughter of Ben Sasse and Patricia Wagner. She was raised in Omaha, Nebraska, and graduated from Millard South High School.
She attended the University of Virginia, where she majored in English literature and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree. She later received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa.
Commonly referred to as Alex Wagner, she serves as co-host of The Circus on Showtime. She is also the author of FutureFace: A Family Mystery, an Epic Quest, and the Secret to Belonging (One World/Random House).
A contributor for CBS News and a contributing editor at The Atlantic, she was formerly an anchor of the daytime program Now with Alex Wagner (2011–2015) on MSNBC.
From November 2016 until March 2018, the journalist became a TV co-anchor on CBS This Morning Saturday and has since April 2016, been a senior editor at The Atlantic magazine.
Early life Wagner was born in New York City and raised in Connecticut. She attended the University of Michigan where she received her bachelor’s degree in journalism and psychology. Career Early career She began her journalism career as a reporter for a small weekly paper in Michigan, before moving to the Detroit News, where she covered city government, education, and politics.
Afterward, she became a crime reporter for the Miami Herald and also worked for The Miami New Times as a senior editor.