Ari Melber Biography – Divorce & Facts About Drew Grant’s Ex-husband

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Emmy award-winning journalist cum attorney Ari Melber is presently working with NBC News with his job specifications revolving around anchoring “The Beat with Ari Melber”, a show launched on MSNBC on the 24th of July 2017. At that same period, the famed journalist grew the viewership of the show to 1.4 million on average; making it MSNBC’s best rated for the time slot. He also co-hosts “The Cycle” – a political talk show, and came to public notice following his remarkable report on the Supreme Court which was responsible for his Emmy Award.

Ari Melber – Biography

Raised in Seattle, Washington, where he was equally born, Ari is the son of Daniel M. Melber (father) and Barbara D. Melber (mother). The American national was born on the 31st of March 1980, although he has failed to provide the details of his early life and other family relationships.

The records are regrettably blank on his early education but Ari was reputed to be a naturally brilliant student, an alum of the University of Michigan where he earned an A.B. degree in Political Science. Highly focused on studying professional practices, Ari Melber proceeded to Cornell Law School in Washington D.C, receiving a JD in 2009. He is a current resident of Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.

Career Achievements

Shortly after the completion of his graduation, Ari Melber showed much enthusiasm in mastering professional practices. He got the desired experience by working for Senator Maria Cantwell when he relocated to Washington D.C. The early days of his law career saw him practising the legal profession in a few key law firms in New York, where he gained proficiency in other aspects of law like first amendment, copyright litigation, in addition to several other professional topics.

He served as a legislative aide in the US Senate, spending around four years. His genuine interest in writing earned him the position of a columnist for both Reuters and Politico. As a result of his very remarkable political writings, he has his work published in several books including the likes of America Now, At Issue: Affirmative Action, as well as MoveOn’s 50 Way to Love Your Country.

Ari Melber handled the coverage of many court cases, legal issues, and political issues as a legal correspondence. He was very much an active part of the MSNBC team that bagged an Emmy Award in 2016 from the coverage of The Supreme Court. He also made some appearances as a guest host in several shows.

The famed journalist bagged a special assignment from The Washington Independent in the 2008 American general election, covering Barack Obama’s campaign across the US. He submitted a 74-page report which gained critical acclaim after its publication in 2010. In addition, the report was given a mention in The Washington Post, The New York Times, BBC, as well as Rolling Stone.


The American attorney cum journalist is currently single but he is the ex-husband of – a pop culture reporter with the New York Observer. Though he appears to be secretive with his personal life, reports have it that they started their connubial life in 2014, sustaining their marriage until 2017 when it ended in a divorce but the reason behind the divorce continues to elude the media. There is no record of any kids from the three-year-long relationship. The duo purportedly met in 2010 at a social event.

According to the grapevine, Ari is currently enjoying a relationship with , an actress from “When We First Met”. Their dalliance was first revealed in August 2018 when they were spotted after lunch at Cuban restaurant Cafe Habana Malibu. Ari Melber bestowed a very romantic kiss on the actress when she sat in her car. They were first encountered together while in attendance at the Los Angeles-based comedian Richard Lewis show celebrating a remarkable 24 years of sobriety.

Facts About Drew Grant’s Ex-Husband

  • Body Stats

Black-haired and brown-eyed Ari Melber stands at 5 feet 11 inches in height, weighing a corresponding 72kg in body mass. There is no information on his other body measurements.

  • Social Media Profile

Ari’s activities on social media are limited to Facebook with over 67k following, Instagram where he has amassed 133k in following and Twitter with way above 530k fans.

  • Net Worth

Although accurate information on his current net worth is yet to be released, sources have pegged his wealth at $5 million but his annual income is not known. According to records, MSNBC pays its staff around $64,000 annual salary on the average, though Ari has equally been earning from NBC which pays an average of $72,000 as an annual salary.

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