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Ezra Klein

New York Times Columnist, Podcast Host for The Ezra Klein Show, Author of “Why We’re Polarized” - Panelist Blurb

Using his trademark depth of policy knowledge and academic research, Ezra Klein gives audiences a systematic look at why American politics is so polarized, and what that polarization has done to electoral institutions, policymaking, and the media.

Klein is a columnist on The New York Times opinion page, host of the award-winning Ezra Klein Show podcast, and author of the bestselling book, Why We’re Polarized. He is also a columnist for Bloomberg News and a regular contributor/policy analyst for MSNBC.

Before that, he was the founder, editor-in-chief, and then editor-at-large of Vox, the explanatory news platform, which has won a bevy of awards and now reaches more than 50 million people each month. He was also a creator and executive producer of its hit Netflix show, Explained. Prior to starting Vox, Klein founded and led The Washington Post’s Wonkblog.

The Economist named him one of the “Minds of the Moment.” In 2011, TIME named his blog one of the 25 best financial blogs and the Society of American Business Editors and Writers named Klein as their 2011 Opinion Columnist of the Year. In 2012, GQ named him to their 50 Most Powerful People in Washington list and Esquire named him to their 79 Things We Can All Agree On list saying, “Ezra Klein gives economics columnists a good name.”