Ari Melber Bio, Age, Family, Wife, Kids, CNBC, Awards, Salary, Net Worth

Ari Melber

Ari Melber Biography

Ari Naftali Melberis an American attorney and media personality serving as is the chief legal correspondent for MSNBC and a legal analyst for NBC News and also serves as the host of The Beat with Ari Melber. He previously  hosted The Point on MSNBC,  a cohost of MSNBC’s show The Cycle, and a correspondent for The Nation.

Ari Melber Age

Melber was born on 31 March 1980 in Seattle, Washington, United States.

Ari Melber Height

He stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches tall.

Ari Melber Education

Melber attended Garfield High School, Seattle, Washington, and the University of Michigan where he graduated with an A.B. degree in political science. He later joined ‘Cornell Law School’ and earned a Juris Doctor degree.

Ari Melber Parents

Ari is the son of Barbara Melber and Daniel Melber. He is of European Jewish descent. His grandparents had survived the Jewish ‘Holocaust’ during the Second World War. They somehow immigrated to the United States and settled in Seattle. Not much is known about his parents as he hasnt revealed any further information regarding them.

Ari Melber Siblings

Ari was brought up alongside his brotherJonathan Melber who worked as an arts-and-entertainment lawyer in New York, representing artists, galleries, collectors and a host of creative individuals and companies. He laso worked at the art e-commerce startup 20×200 as head of business development, later moving to LA to run content acquisition business affairs at Hulu. He currently handles monetization strategy and digital licensing for Turner’s entertainment networks. He is the co-author, with Heather Darcy Bhandari, of ART/WORK: Everything You Need to Know (And Do) As You Pursue Your Art Career (Free Press. Jonathan graduated from Brown University with a degree in philosophy and received his JD from New York University School of Law, where he was an editor of the Law Review.

Ari Melber Ex-Wife Drew Grant

Melber married Drew Grant in 2014. Drew currently works as an on-air personality for Movie Trivia Schmoedown and as an Entertainment Consultant using the name Videodrew and she is currently in a relationship with photographer Richard Alexande. Grant attended Oberlin College and graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in English Language and Literature.  She worked forThe New York Observer as a staff writer and rose through the ranks to become the arts and entertainment editor. She also set up the now-defunct blog named tvDownload, where she posted reviews of episodes of different television shows and series. The blog was active until 2015.Managing Editor for RealClear Media Group. Ari met Grant at a public event in 2010, proposed to her in 2013 before exchanging their marriage vows in 2014 and spent three years together before their married life came to an end; Their divorce got finalized in 2017, but they didn’t mention the reason behind it.

Ari Melber In A Relationship

Melber was reportedly dating the Baywatch actress Alexandra Daddario. In 2018, the couple was cited for the first time on a lunch date in Cuban restaurant Cafe Habana Malibu. While leaving they shared a kiss. The two were later spotted together when the LA-based comedian shared a tweet on 5 August 2018 saying Melber and Daddario helped him celebrate his 24 years of sobriety.

However, their relationship didn’t last long as Daddario was spotted enjoying a romantic holiday with Brendan Wallace In July 2019. The two seemed very intimate in public as they took a stroll around Rome after having dinner at Pierluigi’s restaurant. The pair were even seen kissing each other, and the two couldn’t get their hands off each other. So, it was very apparent that Melber and Alexandra Daddario had called it quits.

Ari Melber Children

Ari has no kids as of 2021.

Ari Melber MSNBC

Melber serves as a legal analyst for NBC News as well as MSNBC’s chief legal correspondent, covering the United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Supreme Court. He reported that the firing of FBI Director James Comey could trigger an investigation into obstruction of justice on May 9, 2017 – the day Comey was fired – quoting a former FBI official who told him the firing raised potential obstruction. A probe was announced on May 18, 2017, which included an obstruction investigation.

Melber also reported President Trump’s actions toward Ukraine provided a potential case of impeachment for “bribery” in October. The next month, top Democrats began making the bribery case for the first time, showing “Democrats agreed with the MSNBC host,” according to Mediaite. Republican Congressman Ratcliffe also cited a bribery segment from The Beat during an impeachment hearing.

A few months into the Mueller probe, on August 29, 2017, Ari broke the story that a state investigator was exploring jurisdiction to charge potential defendants in the Mueller probe with state crimes, meaning a conviction would not be eligible for a presidential pardon. Politico followed up on the report the next day, and New York State prosecutors ultimately did file separate charges against Paul Manafort in March 2019.

He interviewed former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski in Feb. 2019 about whether Trump asked him to interfere in the Mueller probe, and Melber later reported that Lewandowski’s response was false. In a 2019 congressional hearing, Lewandowski was questioned about that false answer. Ari broke the story[30] of police repeatedly tasing a Virginia man until he died in police custody, an investigative report that led to an FBI investigation of the officers’ conduct.

On the night of the 2018 midterm elections, Melber broke a story live on MSNBC that Democrats on the Ways and Means Committee “intend to request President Trump’s tax returns.” In April 2019, United States House Committee on Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal carried out that plan, formally requesting Trump’s tax returns.

Ari Melber The Beat with Ari Melber

Ari hosts The Beat with Ari Melber, a show that has featured newsworthy interviews, such as Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who talked to Melber after receiving the first pardon of Donald Trump’s administration, Eric Holder, Kamala Harris, Trump attorney Jay Sekulow, Dave Chappelle, Meek Mill, Ken Starr, and a range of witnesses in the Mueller probe, including Steve Bannon, whose The Beat interview was his first-ever appearance on MSNBC.

He previously served as the host of The Point, a Sunday evening MSNBC program; a cohost of MSNBC’s show The Cycle; and a substitute host for other MSNBC shows, such as The Rachel Maddow Show and The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell. Melber was also a correspondent for The Nation, where his writing focused on law, politics, organizing, civil rights, and technology; and he’s been published in The Atlantic, Reuters and Politico, and several books. Melber also wrote a report about Organizing for America.

He also worked for Senator Maria Cantwell and later for Senator John Kerry’s presidential campaign, working the Iowa caucus and as California deputy political director. He was also an editor of the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy and interned at New York County Defender Services, a Manhattan public defender’s office. Melber also worked for First Amendment lawyer Floyd Abrams at Cahill Gordon & Reindel and also wrote for political columns for various news outlets like The Nation, The Atlantic, Reuters, and Politico.

Ari Melber Awards

He has won an Emmy Award for his Supreme Court coverage and was also nominated for an Emmy Award for “Outstanding Live Interview” for interviewing four key witnesses in the Mueller probe at once

Ari Melber Salary

His annual salary is unknown.

Ari Melber Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $4 million.

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