Ari Melber Biography
Ari Naftali Melber is a prominent American attorney and journalist who serves as the Chief Legal Correspondent for MSNBC and host of the popular show, “The Beat with Ari Melber.”
The show made its debut in 2017 and has since become the longest-running show in the 6 p.m. hour in MSNBC’s history, outperforming its competitors, CNN and Fox News, in terms of ratings and viewership.
In 2022, The Beat was rated No. 1 at 6 p.m., attracting 2.6 million viewers a night, and was recognized by AdWeek as one of the “most watched cable news” shows. The show has also been recognized for its excellence, receiving a nomination for a 2020 Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Interview and earning praise from Columbia Journalism Review and New York Times columnist Peter Wehner as a standout interviewer.
Additionally, The Beat has become a hit online, attracting 21 million monthly YouTube viewers and reaching a billion streams, making it the most streamed MSNBC show on YouTube.
|Full Name||Ari Naftali Melber|
|Born||March 31, 1980|
|Age||43 years old (as of 2023)|
|Place of Birth||Seattle, Washington, U.S.|
|Education||University of Michigan (BA)|
Cornell University (JD)
|Wife||Drew Grant (m. 2014; div. 2017)|
Ari Melber Net Worth
The American attorney and journalist, Ari Naftali Melber has an estimated net worth of $4 Million USD as of 2023.
Ari Melber Age
Ari Naftali Melber was born on March 31, 1980, in Seattle, Washington, United State. Thus, MSNBC’s Ari Melber is 43 years old as of 2023.
Early life and education
Ari Naftali Melber, the son of an Israeli immigrant, is of Jewish descent and has grandparents who were Holocaust survivors.
He attended Garfield High School in Seattle, Washington, and the University of Michigan, where he earned a BA in Political Science.
After college, he moved to Washington, D.C., and worked for Senator Maria Cantwell and Senator John Kerry’s presidential campaign before pursuing a J.D. degree from Cornell Law School. While at Cornell, he was an editor of the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy and interned at New York County Defender Services.
After graduation, he worked for First Amendment lawyer Floyd Abrams at Cahill Gordon & Reindel and wrote for various news outlets, including The Nation, The Atlantic, Reuters, and Politico. In 2015, he was named MSNBC’s Chief Legal Correspondent after serving as a guest host for the network.
MSNBC Ari Melber Wife and Personal Life
Ari Naftali Melber is a Seattle, WA native and graduate of Garfield High School. He currently resides in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. In 2017, Melber and his former wife, Drew Grant, a pop culture reporter at The New York Observer, divorced. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association.
Is Ari Melber Gay?
There are rumors claiming Ari Melber is gay, but he has not publicly confirmed his sexual orientation. He was previously married to journalist Drew Grant from 2014 to 2017. Currently, Ari is reported to be in a relationship with actress Alexandra Daddario. However, personal information, such as relationships and sexual orientation, are private matters and should be respected as such.
Height and Weight
Ari Melber’s height is 5 feet 11 inches, or 180 cm tall while he weighs around 72 kg or 158.7 pounds. Melber has dark brown eyes and black hair.
Ari Melber children
Ari Melber has no children.