Born In: Seattle, Washington, United States
Ari Melber is an American attorney and journalist, best known as the successful host of the news show ‘The Beat with Ari Melber.’ He was born into a Washington-based Jewish middle-class family. Following his high-school graduation, he earned a BA degree in political science from the ‘University of Michigan.’ He worked as an intern at a famous New York lawyer’s office after completing his Juris Doctor from ‘Cornell Law School.’ He then practiced law with a big law firm in New York City for a while. He later joined ‘MSNBC’ as a news journalist. In 2017, he began hosting the show ‘The Beat with Ari Melber,’ which has been one of the most successful shows in the history of the network. While working there, he ventured into investigative journalism and was praised for it. He also works as a regular columnist for major news publications such as ‘The Atlantic’ and the ‘New York Daily News.’ Ari has also featured as a speaker at universities such as ‘Yale,’ ‘Oxford,’ and ‘The New York University.’ While political reporting is his forté, he also invites rappers, actors, and musicians to his show for one-on-one interviews.
Also Known As: Ari Naftali Melber
Spouse/Ex-: Drew Grant (m. 2014–2017)
father: Daniel M. Melber
mother: Barbara D. Melber
siblings: Jonathan Melber
Born Country: United States
Ancestry: Israeli American
City: Seattle, Washington
U.S. State: Washington
education: University Of Michigan, Cornell University
He had developed an interest in the law and order system as a kid. When he was in third grade and studying in a local school, he participated in a play about the justice system.
However, by the time Ari Melber was in high school, he developed an interest in politics. He was elected the class president. He considered it as a mildly nationalistic platform and confirmed that it was the beginning of his interest in the political system.
Ari Melber made his way into the office of popular New York City lawyer Floyd Abrams, who practiced the ‘First Amendment.’ While working there, he found grave loopholes in the criminal justice system of the country. He realized many black men were suffering because of a law and order system that was riddled with racial bias.
In 2009, Ari Melber began practicing law with a major New York law firm. He specialized in copyright litigation and the ‘First Amendment.’ While working for Abrams, he learned the tricks of the trade and grew into a highly competent lawyer. He also developed his journalistic skills. Abrams later said that Ari had great clarity of thoughts and showed precision in writing, which were qualities of a great lawyer.
Ari Melber currently works as a legal analyst for ‘NBC News’ and a chief legal correspondent for ‘MSNBC.’ His move from practicing law to entering journalism was due to his belief that a journalist can bring in a big change in the legal and criminal justice system. At ‘MSNBC,’ he mostly covers the ‘Federal Bureau of Investigation’ (FBI), the ‘United States Department of Justice,’ and the ‘Supreme Court.’ Owing to his exceptional coverage of the ‘American Supreme Court,’ he was honored with an ‘Emmy Award’ in 2016.
Apart from politics, Ari Melber also presents shows on arts and has invited guests such as rappers 50 Cent and Method Man and actors Sean Penn and Winston Duke.
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