Alex Witt hosts the MSNBC show “Weekends with Alex Witt” on Saturdays and Sundays, noon - 2 p.m. ET.
Witt has been with MSNBC since January 1999, serving as anchor across both dayside and primetime hours. Witt spent time on the campaign trail across the country during the 2000 and 2004 Presidential elections. She also covered the final week throughout the state of California for the 2003 Gubernatorial Election, following Arnold Schwarzenegger. In the wake of the September 11th terror attacks on America, Witt broadcast from the World Trade Center and has continued to follow the war on terrorism in the Middle East and the War in Iraq. She also broadcast from the World Trade Center on the 10th anniversary of the attacks.
Over the years, Alex hosted the series MSNBC Adventurer, as well as a series of prime time special broadcasts in the wake of the Asian tsunami. She broadcast live from Windsor, England covering the 2005 wedding of Prince Charles to Camilla Parker Bowles, and from London outside Kensington Palace for commemorations marking the 10th anniversary of the death of Princess Diana in 2007. Witt has also contributed to NBC Nightly News reporting for the highly acclaimed “Making a Difference” series.
Witt joined NBC after reporting for WNYW-TV in New York City where she covered stories throughout the New York metropolitan area. Prior to that, Witt spent her career anchoring, reporting and producing for various stations in California, including as a field producer in the Burbank bureau for NBC News’ “Today.”
Witt is a native of Los Angeles and attended the University of Southern California, majoring in journalism and international relations, and the prestigious Marlborough School for Girls in Los Angeles. She is a life-long L.A. Dodgers fan, as well as an avid follower of USC football. She also sings in a pop singing group and has been honored to sing the national anthem around the country at various professional sporting events. Witt is the proud mother of two children and spends most of her time away from work with her family and globetrotting with them at every opportunity.