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Ex-MSNBCer Alex Wagner To The Atlantic

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Alex Wagner is joining The Atlantic as a senior editor.

Most recently she was an anchor on MSNBC. The network canceled Wagner’s show last summer as part of a larger clearing of opinionated afternoon talk shows that included hers, “The Ed Show” with press-hating Ed Schultz, and “The Cycle.”

Wagner will write for The Atlantic as well as moderate events and develop projects for The Atlantic Studios.

This weekend she’ll begin her new gig by hosting “Unfinished Revolution: Women, Fairness & Power.”

As described by The Atlantic, the event concerns “the future of feminism.” Guests include Hope Solo, Connie Britton, and Sens. [crscore]Amy Klobuchar[/crscore] and Shelley Moore Capito.

The breakfast is part of the hellish White House Correspondents’ Dinner weekend.

“The Atlantic is home to some of the most engaging, provocative and intelligent analysis about the world in which we live,” said Wagner in a statement. “I can’t wait to join the team.”

Wagner’s professional history: “Before joining MSNBC, Wagner was a reporter with Huffington Post, the White House correspondent for Politics Daily, and the editor in chief of Fader magazine. From 2007-2009 she was executive director of the advocacy and grant-making non-profit Not on Our Watch founded by actors George Clooney, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, and Don Cheadle.”

Wagner is married to Sam Kass, a former assistant chef in President Obama’s White House.

The couple currently lives in Dumbo, Brooklyn. She’ll remain there with frequent trips to D.C,, said an Atlantic spokeswoman.