Quick facts
Birth date 9 Apr, 1961
Age 58 yrs
Occupations Journalist
Citizenship United States of America
Birth place Los Angeles
Education USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
Gender Female
Description American journalist

Who is Alex Witt?

Alex Witt is known as an American TV news anchor. She is most famous for hosting the popular news show, Weekends with Alex Witt on MSNBC. He was born in 1961. She had very successful parents and grew up in the posh Hancock Park area of Los Angeles, California. After completing her schooling from one of the most prestigious schools in Los Angeles, she went on to major in journalism and international relations from the University of Southern California.

Marriage and Divorce

Alex Witt is married to a TV producer, Bill Sorensen. The couple has two beautiful kids, a girl named Caroline and a son named, Charlie.

Alex Witt and her husband were embroiled in a much-publicized controversy when her best friend filed a case against her for the recovery of $65000 that Alex had apparently borrowed from her. According to her friend, Stephanie Jones, Alex was in between renewing her contract with MSNBC and her husband was jobless at the time. Although she promised to pay it back in installments, she never even paid a quarter of the amount, even after renewing her contract for $200,000.

Stephanie Jones also alleged that Alex and her husband, while claiming to be having financial difficulties, bought an expensive Porsche, during this time. Alex claimed to be so poor that she was unable to even send her daughter on a school trip, while going on super luxurious foreign vacations, with her husband and children. The case was believed to have been settled out of court.

Though Alex Witt and her husband are not divorced, their marriage did come under a lot of strain when there were rumors of her alleged affair with an unknown co-worker. Representatives for Alex immediately smothered any news about the couple’s divorce and also said that the couple is happily married with no problems at all.


Alex has been working for MSNBC, since 1999. Before that, she had worked for many other smaller TV channels in California. She started her career in journalism as a field producer for the Today show.

Alex Witt went through some controversy when she supported President Barack Obama for his first presidential campaign. Many viewers accused her of being biased on the show, especially while interviewing Republican Party leaders. She was supportive of Obama all through his first and second terms as President of the United States. This has become a sore point between her and many of the viewers of her popular show.

She was also involved in a lot of controversy for her stand on women’s abortion rights and gun control. Although she has not openly stated herself to be ‘pro-choice’ on her show, she has been shown to be supportive of many of the leading ‘pro-choice’ activists.

Alex Witt has also got the wrath of many of her viewers for her controversial stand on gun control. Gun control has always been a hotly contested topic in America. Alex has, many times, indicated her support for stricter gun controls, on her show.

In spite of all the controversies, Alex Witt is still a much-loved anchor and news reporter.

Last Modified: May 26, 2020

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