Ari Melber (MSNBC) Biography: Wife, Net Worth, Salary, Height


Who is Ari Melber?

Ari Naftail Melber was born in Seattle, Washington, United States on March 31, 1980. His zodiac sign is Aries and he holds American citizenship. It is journalist and lawyerwhile he’s probably best known for the work he’s done for US pay-TV channel MSNBC, in particular hosting their show “The Beat with Ari Melber”.

Early life and education

Ari was raised in Seattle alongside his brother Jonathan Melber, who is now a bestselling author, by their father Daniel M. Melber, an Israeli immigrant, and their mother Barbara D. Melber; Ari’s paternal grandparents were Holocaust survivors.

He knew from an early age that he would pursue a college education, and so Ari was mostly focused on his studies while growing up. He became interested in a few activities while attending Garfield High School, as he appeared in a few school plays, played basketball with his peers, and also practiced creative writing.

At his baccalaureate in 1998, Ari signed up for the University of Michigan, from which he received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 2002. He then moved to Washington D.C. to work for Senator Maria Cantwell, then for Senator John Kerry; after Kerry lost the election, Ari enrolled in Cornell Law School and earned his JD degree.

Journalist career

After earning his JD, Ari interned at New York County Defender Services and was between 2009 and 2013 employed at Cahill Gordon & Reindel. Around the same time, he began writing political columns for various magazines, including “Politico”, “Reuters” and “The Atlantic”.

MSNBC followed Ari’s work and in 2014 asked him to be their guest host; he became their main legal correspondent in April 2015. The same year, he worked as a legal analyst on the show “NBC News”, and some coverage included the Supreme Court – for which Ari received an Emmy Award – Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the United States Department of Justice;.

He reported on May 9, 2017, that former FBI Director James Comey and his firing could trigger an obstruction of justice investigation, which actually happened nine days later. Ari then reported that former US President Donald Trump could now “bribe” Ukraine, which happened a month later.

Ari covered many big stories in 2019, including Corey Lewandowski’s lies when asked if Donald Trump interfered in the Mueller investigation, he covered when police tasered a Virginia man who is later died in custody, and he revealed that Democrats needed to seek Trump’s approval. tax returns. He has also interviewed many prominent politicians on his show “The Bear with Ari Melber”, including former Sheriff Joseph Michael ‘Joe’ Arpalo, Kamala Harris and Meek Mill.

Ari once interviewed four witnesses in the Mueller Inquest case at the same time and was named one of the top TV interviewers in 2019 by various magazines; it was also nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Live Interview.

Today, Ari has primarily focused on hosting his show ‘The Beat with Ari Melber’ but has also co-hosted many others for MSNBC including ‘The Cycle’, ‘The Rachel Maddow Show’ and “The Nation”.

Presence on social networks

Ari is very active on Instagram and is now followed by more than 300,000 people, while he has uploaded nearly 1,500 photos to the network; mainly staging him during his daily life.

He launched his Twitter account in July 2008, and it is now followed by almost a million people, while Ari has tweeted more than 50,000 times; he mainly writes to express his opinion on various topics, but also to keep his fans updated with the latest news.

Ari has a Facebook page, and it is now followed by more than 100,000 people, while his last update was on September 21, 2021.

He recently launched his TikTok account, but has yet to upload any videos to it; Ari is still followed by more than 1,000 people on the network.

Love life and woman

Ari prefers to keep the details of his love life away from the media spotlight, but still allowed his fans to get a glimpse of it.

He married American journalist and author Drew Grant in 2014, in a private ceremony attended by only a few of their closest friends and family members; Drew holds a Bachelor of Arts from Oberlin College and has worked for ‘Observer’, ‘Forbes’ and ‘Bunny Ears’, among other publications.

Ari and Drew divorced in 2017, and she is now in a relationship with Richard Alexander.

In 2018, Ari was spotted kissing American actress Alexandra Daddario, but they seem to have agreed not to talk about their relationship; the two have since been seen spending time together on several occasions.

As of March 2022, Ari appears to be in a relationship with Alexandra Daddario, was previously married to Drew Grant, and has no children.

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Hobbies and other interests

Ari is passionate about travel and his career as a journalist has taken him to over 30 US states, while he has also visited a few European and Asian countries for both work and pleasure. her dream destination is Paris, France.

Ari is an animal lover, his favorites being dogs and cats, and he has a pet dog which can be seen in some of his Instagram photos.

He enjoys reading books in his free time, and his favorite author is Milan Kundera, while his favorite books include “The Unbearable Lightness of Being” and “The Joke”.

Ari enjoys watching movies late at night, and his favorite actors and actresses are Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and Julia Roberts, while a few of his favorite movies are the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ franchise, ‘Edward money” and “Fight Club”.

Age, height and net worth

Ari’s age is 41 years old. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 5 feet 10 inches (1.8 m) and he weighs around 155 pounds (70 kg).

Since March 2022, Ari’s net worth is estimated at over $4 million.

General informations

Full nameAri Melber
JobJournalist, television personality, lawyer
EducationCornell Law School, University of Michigan


ParentsBarbara D. Melber, Daniel M. Melber


TV showsThe Cycle, MSNBC Live

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The cycle2013-2014TV seriesHimself – Co-Host / Himself – Guest Co-Host / Himself – Go-Host
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