Ezra Klein (born May 9, 1984) is an American journalist, political analyst, New York Times columnist, and the host of The Ezra Klein Show podcast. He is a co-founder of Vox and formerly served as the website's editor-at-large. He has held editorial positions at The Washington Post and The American Prospect, and was a regular contributor to Bloomberg News and MSNBC. His first book, Why We're Polarized, was published by Simon & Schuster in January 2020.Klein rose to prominence as a blogger, who became well-known for his in-depth analysis on a range of policy issues. By 2007, Klein's blog had gained a substantial following and was acquired by The American Prospect, where the journalist served as an associate editor. At The Washington Post, Klein managed Wonkblog, a branded blog that featured his and other reporter's writing on domestic policy.In 2014, alongside fellow journalists Matt Yglesias and Melissa Bell, Klein co-founded Vox, a website for explanatory news owned by Vox Media. He served as the editor-in-chief, and later as editor-at-large. Klein also contributed articles to the website, hosted an associated podcast (The Ezra Klein Show), and worked as an executive producer for Vox's Netflix series Explained. In November 2020, Klein announced he would be leaving Vox to join The New York Times as a columnist and podcast host.Klein has been described as a "Washington wunderkind".
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