Ari Melber, an Emmy Award-winning journalist, writer and attorney, is the host of “The Beat with Ari Melber” airing nightly at 6pm ET on MSNBC.
Melber also serves as MSNBC’s Chief Legal Correspondent and an NBC News Legal Analyst, reporting on law and justice stories across all NBC platforms, and providing legal analysis for programs such as “The TODAY Show” and “The Rachel Maddow Show,” among others. Melber received a 2016 Emmy Award for his reporting on the Supreme Court.
Melber also regularly guest hosts for MSNBC anchors such as Rachel Maddow, Lawrence O’Donnell and Brian Williams, and he previously hosted MSNBC’s weekend program “The Point with Ari Melber.”
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.
Melber received a J.D. from Cornell Law School, where he was an editor of the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, and he is a member of the New York Bar.