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Chris Hayes

Chris Hayes hosts the Emmy Award-winning "All In with Chris Hayes" on MSNBC, where he is also host of “Why Is This Happening? The Chris Hayes Podcast.”

He is also editor-at-large of "The Nation" and author of two New York Times bestsellers: “A Colony in a Nation” (W.W. Norton & Company, 2017) and “Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy (Crown Publishing Group, 2012).

Previously, Hayes hosted MSNBC’s weekend program "Up w/ Chris Hayes," which premiered in 2011. Prior to joining MSNBC as an anchor, he had served as a frequent substitute host for "The Rachel Maddow Show" and "The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell."

Hayes is a former Fellow at Harvard University's Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics. From 2008-2010, he was a Bernard Schwartz Fellow at the New America Foundation. From 2005 to 2006, he was a Schumann Center Writing Fellow at In These Times.

Since 2002, Hayes has written on a wide variety of political and social issues, from union organizing and economic democracy, to the intersection of politics and technology. His essays, articles and reviews have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Time, The Nation, The American Prospect, The New Republic, The Washington Monthly, The Guardian, and The Chicago Reader.

Hayes grew up in the Bronx and graduated from Brown University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy. He lives in New York with his wife and three children.