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Chris Hayes

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Chris Hayes was born on February 28, 1979 in the Bronx, New York, and was raised in the relatively affluent neighborhood of Riverdale. His mother worked for the NYC Department of Education, while his father was employed by the NYC Department of Health. Chris Hayes notes that his father also served a stint as a Chicago “community organizer” who worked “for people who had trained with [Saul] Alinsky.”


* Former writer & editor for In These Times and The Nation

* Former Fellow at the New America Foundation

* Longtime MSNBC television host

* Held President Trump and his voter base in contempt

* Views the Republican Party as a haven for racism and sexism

* Claims that racism pervades American society and its criminal-justice system


Background & Radical Family Ties


Chris Hayes was born on February 28, 1979 in the Bronx, New York, and was raised in the relatively affluent neighborhood of Riverdale. His mother worked for the NYC Department of Education, while his father was employed by the NYC Department of Health. Chris Hayes notes that his father also served a stint as a Chicago “community organizer” who worked “for people who had trained with [Saul] Alinsky.” And Chris’ younger brother, Luke, is a Democratic Socialists of America member who, under the auspices of Organizing For Action, worked for Barack Obama’s 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns. Luke also worked on political campaigns for such notables as Tim Kaine and Jamaal Bowman, and helped lead a far-left organization called Rank The Vote NYC.


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Chris Hayes graduated from the prestigious Hunter College High School on Manhattan’s Upper East Side in 1997. While attending the 2000 Republican National Convention in Philadelphia, he was found to be in possession of marijuana at the event’s check-in location but was not punished for his transgression.

Reflecting years later on that incident, Hayes speculated that his white skin had earned him lenient treatment from the criminal-justice system: “I can tell you as sure as I am sitting here before you that if I was a black kid with cornrows instead of a white kid with glasses, my ass would’ve been in a squad car faster than you can say George W. Bush.”


In These Times


After receiving his undergraduate degree in Philosophy from Brown University in 2001, Hayes relocated to Chicago that same year and became a freelance reporter for the Chicago Reader. He then worked as a reporter and senior editor for the socialist magazine In These Times, to which his first contribution was a November 2003 article entitled “Domestic Partnerships between Same-sex Couples Finally Recognized in Cook County.” In an August 2004 article, Hayes urged the Democratic Party to become “the party of bold, innovative, universal programs that have a just impact on the distribution of wealth, health, and opportunity in our society and also lay the groundwork for a lasting progressive majority.”

The Nation


In 2006 Hayes moved to Washington, D.C. to write for the far-left magazine, The Nation. He also became a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow for The Nation Institute. By 2007, Hayes had become the The Nation’s Washington Editor. Around that same time, he married a young woman named Kate Shaw, who was employed as a law clerk for liberal Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.


New America Foundation


From 2008-2010, Hayes served as a fellow at the influential New America Foundation.


MSNBC: Up With Chris Hayes


In 2010, Hayes joined MSNBC television as a contributor. By 2011, he was regularly filling in as a guest host for fellow MSNBC personalities Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O’Donnell. Hayes’ MSNBC weekend morning show, Up With Chris Hayes, debuted in September 2011.


Obsessed with “Diversity”


Just prior to the official premier of Up With Chris Hayes, Hayes noted the significance of “diversity” when booking guests for the program: “Cable news is very white, male and straight. I feel extremely strongly, given the fact that I can’t do anything about my own white male straightness, that I have the duty to double down in efforts to make sure what we present is reflective of the diversity of the country at large in a way that cable news doesn’t always do a good job of.”


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