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Ezra Klein

Ezra Klein is a progressive journalist, political analyst, New York Times columnist, and host from the United States. Ezra Klein has held editorial positions at The Washington Post and The American Prospect and was a regular contributor to Bloomberg News and MSNBC.

Early Life

Ezra Klein was born in Irvine, California, the United States, on May 9, 1984. Currently, he is 39 years old and has a sun sign of Taurus. He holds American citizenship and belongs to the American-Jewish ethnicity. Additionally, she has her belief in Judaism religion.

He was born to his parents; Abel Klein and Jacqueline Klein. Meanwhile, his father is originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and is a professor of mathematics at the University of California, Irvine. On the other hand, his mother is an artist. He seems to be the only child of his parents and has not shared much information regarding his siblings.

Ezra Klein – Education

He went to  University High School, where he was a poor student, and graduated in 2002 with a 2.2 GPA. He spent two years at the University of California, Santa Cruz, before moving to the University of California, Los Angeles, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science in 2005. While at UCSC, he applied to write for City on a Hill Press but was turned down.

Professional Career

Initially, Ezra Klein started working on  Howard Dean’s primary campaign in Vermont in 2003 and interned for the Washington Monthly in Washington, D.C., in 2004. In 2003, he and Markos Moulitsas were among the first bloggers to report from the California State Democratic Party’s conference.

The New Republic writer Lee Siegel (posting as a sock puppet named Sprezzatura) anonymously flamed Klein as one of the numerous writers in the year 2006. In 2007, he started working for the American political journal American Prospect. On December 10, 2007, he made the American Prospect his full-time blog. After that, he became a columnist for The Washington Post, where he began writing in 2009.

In 2011, he started writing columns for both The Washington Post and MSNBC. He departed from The Washington Post in January 2014. Later, Vox Media recruited him to launch a new political website.

He has also offered political analysis on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, Hardball with Chris Matthews, and The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell. In 2015, he founded The Weeds, a Vox podcast featuring in-depth talks on public issues.

Caption: Ezra Klein and Jeff Orlowski-Yang’s opinions on the implications of social media differed in how definitive they were (Source: The Brown Daily Herald)

Klein is presently the editor-in-chief of Vox. Klein, Sarah Kliff, and Matt Yglesias founded The Weeds, a Vox podcast featuring in-depth talks about public policy, in October 2015. He also presents “The Ezra Klein Show,” a podcast. Moreover, he is an executive producer for Vox’s Netflix series Explained, which aired in 2018.

He launched the podcast ‘Impeachment, Explained’ in October 2019, alongside other Vox Media reporters. Moreover, he joined the New York Times in 2020 and became an opinion columnist in 2021. According to British digital strategist Rob Blackie, Klein was one of the most popular political writers among Biden administration officials on Twitter.

Ezra Klein – Awards

The Week magazine and The Sidney Hillman Foundation honoured Klein as Blogger of the Year in 2010. In 2011, GQ ranked him one of the top 50 most powerful persons in Washington, D.C. Time magazine picked his blog as one of the top 25 greatest finance blogs.

Klein got the Best Online Commentary Award from the Online News Association in 2013. He also received the American Political Science Association’s Carey McWilliams Award, for “a major journalistic contribution to our understanding of politics.” He was one of 80 men featured in Esquire’s 80th anniversary issue, as well as a T magazine.

Net Worth 2024

As of January 2024, Klein has an estimated net worth of around $3.7 million while his actual salary and income are yet unknown. Primarily, he earns as a progressive journalist, political analyst, New York Times columnist, and host.

Relationship Status

Since October 2011, Ezra Klein has been married to Annie Lowrey. By profession, his wife is an economic policy reporter at The New York Times. With the marriage, the couple has two kids whose names are yet unknown. Currently, the family lives happily and lives a quality lifestyle.

There are currently no rumours of him having extramarital relationships. He has been an excellent journalist throughout his career, but he has occasionally been criticized for his bold statements.

Body Measurements

Caption: Ezra Klein posing for a photo (Source: Washingtonian)

Looking at his appearance, he has a pair of brown eyes with dark brown hair colour. In addition, he has an average height and weight but the exact information regarding his body measurement is still unknown.

Ezra Klein – Social Media

On his Instagram page ‘@ezraklein’ there are over 51.2k followers. Likewise, there are over 2.5 million followers on his Twitter page ‘@ezraklein’ and over 1 million followers on his Facebook page.