Table of Contents
Joe Scarborough Wiki – Joe Scarborough Biography
Joe Scarborough born Charles Joseph Scarborough is an American television host, attorney, political commentator, and former politician who is the co-host of Morning Joe on MSNBC with his wife Mika Brzezinski. He previously hosted Scarborough Country on the same network. Before that he was a lawyer and a politician, serving in the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 2001 as a Republican for Florida’s 1st district. He was also a visiting fellow at the Harvard Institute of Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He was named in the 2011 Time 100 as one of the most influential people in the world.
He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1991 and practiced law in Pensacola. His most high-profile case was briefly representing Michael F. Griffin, who murdered Doctor David Gunn in 1993. He made several court appearances representing Griffin, before removing himself from the case, later saying: “There was no way in hell I could sit in at a civil trial, let alone a capital trial,” referring to the prospect of prosecutors seeking the death penalty against Griffin. He assisted Griffin in choosing other counsel from the many who offered their services, however, and helped shield the family from the media exposure, pro bono. His political profile was also raised when he assisted with a petition drive, in late-1993, opposing a proposed sixty-five percent increase in Pensacola’s property taxes. In 1999, while still serving in Congress, he founded the free weekly Pensacola-area newspaper The Florida Sun. The paper merged in 2001 and is now known as the Independent News.
After leaving Congress, he worked as an environmental lawyer in Florida. He was appointed to the President’s Council on the 21st Century Workforce in 2002. In April 2003, he embarked upon a television career with the launch of Scarborough Country on MSNBC. In May 2007, he began hosting Morning Joe. He has done various shows on radio and television too. He has also written books, Rome Wasn’t Burnt in a Day: The Real Deal on How Politicians, Bureaucrats, and Other Washington Barbarians are Bankrupting America, released on October 4, 2005. On November 24, 2020, he released his fourth book, Saving Freedom: Truman, the Cold War, and the Fight for Western Civilization. He released his debut EP, Mystified, on June 23, 2017. He plans to release a new EP every month for the next four years.
Scarborough attended Pensacola Catholic High School in Pensacola, Florida. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the University of Alabama in 1985 and a Juris Doctor from the University of Florida College of Law in 1990. During this time, he wrote the music and produced CDs with his band, Dixon Mills, including the album Calling on Robert E. Lee, and he also coached football and taught high school.
Joe Scarborough Age
He was born on April 9, 1963 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
Joe Scarborough Wife
He has been married thrice. In 1986, he married Melanie Hinton. The couple had two sons and divorced in 1999. In October 2001, he married his second wife, Susan Waren, a former aide to Florida governor Jeb Bush and also a former congressional committee staffer. Their daughter was born in August 2003; their son was born in May 2008. He and Waren were divorced in January 2013. In early 2017, during a trip to Antibes, France, he became engaged to his co-host Mika Brzezinski. The couple married on November 24, 2018, in Washington, D.C., in a ceremony officiated by U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings.
Joe Scarborough Children
He has four children, among them, Joey Scarborough, Katherine Clark Scarborough, and Andrew Scarborough. One of his sons has a slight form of autism called Asperger’s.
Joe Scarborough Family
He was born in Atlanta, the son of Mary Joanna and George Francis Scarborough, a businessman. He has two siblings.
Joe Scarborough Twitter
He is on Twitter as @JoeNBC.