Previously, Hayes hosted the weekend program Up with Chris Hayes, which premiered in 2011. Prior to joining MSNBC as an anchor, he served as a frequent substitute host for The Rachel Maddow Show and The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell. Hayes became an MSNBC contributor in 2010 and has been with The Nation since 2007.
Hayes is a former Fellow at Harvard University’s Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics. From 2008-2010, he was a Bernard Schwartz Fellow at the New America Foundation. From 2005 to 2006, he was a Schumann Center Writing Fellow at In These Times.
Since 2002, Hayes has written on a wide variety of political and social issues, from union organizing and economic democracy, to the intersection of politics and technology. His essays, articles, and reviews have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Time, The Nation, The American Prospect, The New Republic, The Washington Monthly, The Guardian, and The Chicago Reader.
His first book, “Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy,” which is about the crisis of authority in American life, was published in June 2012. Hayes grew up in the Bronx and graduated from Brown University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy.
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