Ezra Klein will be kicking off Student Union’s Trending Topics Series with a presentation at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27 in Graham Chapel.
Klein is founder and editor-in-chief of Vox.com — a site dedicated to explaining the news. Launched in April 2014, Vox has grown at a startling rate: it now receives more than 20 million unique visitors monthly and leads Comscore’s politics category. Klein is also a policy analyst for MSNBC where his commentary focuses on, as he describes it “domestic and economic policy-making, as well as the political system that’s constantly screwing it up.”
Prior to starting Vox.com, Klein oversaw The Washington Post’s “Wonkblog” and was a columnist for Bloomberg News.
In 2012, GQ named him to their “50 Most Powerful People in Washington” list saying “as proprietor of the Post’s ‘Wonkblog’, Klein has become a singular journalistic force” and Esquire named him to their “79 Things We Can All Agree On” list saying “Ezra Klein gives economics columnists a good name.” In 2014, Vanity Fair named him one of the media’s “new disrupters.”
He likes graphs, appendix tables, and he lives in Washington.