Ari Melber


Ari Melber

MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent, anchor, host of The Beat with Ari Melber

Ari Melber is an American Emmy-winning reporter, lawyer, and writer. He serves as a Chief Legal Correspondent for MSNBC where he covers the Justice Department, Supreme Court, FBI and legal issues. He serves as journalist for NBC News and also host of MSNBC’s The Beat with Ari Melber.

The Detroit Free Press named The Beat with Ari Melber one of the “best” TV shows of 2017. Vanity Fair reported that the show established itself as an influential and “vocal critic” of Facebook’s impact on democracy, while The Hollywood Reporter stated that Melber’s show is proving to be a “success,” and “there are few cable news hosts more perfectly suited” to breaking down legal issues in the news. In a 2014 profile, the Columbia Journalism Review dubbed Melber a “rising star” who “wants to solve problems.”

Before joining MSNBC, Melber spent four years practicing First Amendment law, and served as a legislative aide in the U.S. Senate.  He is a former columnist for Politico and Reuters, and his writing has been published in several books and a variety of news outlets, including the Washington Post, the Atlantic, the Nation and the New York Daily News, among other publications.

The Common Good has hosted Melber numerous times, including on the panel for Social Media, Politics and Change on July 26th, 2011 and at The Common Good Forum & American Spirit Awards 2017. Recently, he participated in the The Common Good Forum & American Spirit Awards on May 10, 2019, as the moderator for the “Renewing Democracy” panel featuring Cohen Curtis, Max Boot, Nicole Austin-Hillery, and Michael Waldman. He will host a discussion with political consultant Frank Luntz in August 2019 [RSVP here].

Twitter: @AriMelber