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Joe Scarborough
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Florida's 1st district
In office
January 3, 1995 – September 5, 2001
Preceded by Earl Hutto
Succeeded by Jeff Miller
Personal details
Charles Joseph Scarborough

April 9, 1963 (1963-04-09) (age 59)
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Nationality American
Political party Independent (since 2017)
Other political
Republican (before 2017)

Charles Joseph Scarborough ( born April 9, 1963) is an American cable news and talk radio host. He is currently the co-host of Morning Joe on MSNBC and previously hosted Scarborough Country on the same network. Scarborough was previously a lawyer and a politician and served in the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 2001 as a Republican for the 1st district of Florida.

Scarborough is 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.

Early life

Charles Joseph Scarborough was born in Atlanta, Georgia, he has two siblings. Scarborough graduated from Pensacola Catholic High School in Pensacola, Florida. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alabama in 1985 and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Florida College of Law in 1990. During this time he wrote 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.

Personal life

Joe Scarborough
Joe Scarborough

In 1986 Scarborough married Melanie Hinton. They have two sons and divorced in 1999. In October 2001 Scarborough married his second wife, Susan Waren, a former aide to Florida governor Jeb Bush and a former congressional committee staffer. Their daughter was born in August 2003; their son was born in May 2008. Scarborough and Waren were divorced in January 2013.

Scarborough currently resides in New Canaan, Connecticut, an affluent suburb near New York City. In early 2017 during a trip to Antibes, France, he became engaged to his co-host Mika Brzezinski.

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