Alexandra E. Witt was born April 9, 1961. She is an American television journalist. Witt joined the network on January 1999.
Education and early life
Witt was born in Pasadena in California and grew up near Los Angeles’ Hancock Park neighborhood. Witt’s father, Dr. Charles B. Witt is a well-known thoracic surgeon. Witt was a graduate of the Marlborough School for Girls, Los Angeles, and the University of Southern California. She majored in international relations and journalism.
Witt was first a field producer on the Today Show in Burbank. She started her career at KCBA, Salinas, California. Later, she worked at KCBS-TV and KNBC-TV. Each of these stations are in close proximity to Los Angeles. From 1990-1992, she was a reporter for KCBA and WNYW-TV between 1996-1998. Witt was an anchor for MSNBC in 1999. She is the host of Weekends with Alex Witt on MSNBC. Later, it was rebranded to MSNBC Reports.
Witt is married with TV producer Bill Sorensen. Witt noted that she is related with George Washington on-air. She is seven generations distant to George Washington via Bailey Washington, her cousin and contemporaneous with President Washington. She is a member of National Society of Washington Family Descendants. She is a member the band Mrs. Robinson.