Former congressman Joe Scarborough (R-Fla.) is the host of msnbc’s “Morning Joe,” the show TIME magazine calls “revolutionary” and the New York Times ranked as the top news program of 2008. In April 2011, Scarborough was named to the prestigious “TIME 100” list of the world’s most influential people. In describing why he was selected, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said, “Joe speaks from his mind without fear of favor; he puts his country before his party… That independence makes Joe Scarborough such a valuable voice in American politics. And it’s what makes Morning Joe such a successful show.”
Led by Joe and co-host Mika Brzezinski, “Morning Joe” features interviews with top news-makers and in-depth analysis of the day’s biggest stories. The unique broadcast has been called “the thinking viewer’s choice” by USA Weekend and “an important wake-up call for political and media leaders” by the Associated Press.
Previously, Joe hosted “Scarborough Country” on msnbc, a primetime news show The San Francisco Chronicle called “must-see TV.”
In addition to his career in television, Joe is also the author of the New York Times bestseller “The Last Best Hope: Restoring Conservatism and America’s Promise,” a book that draws on the forgotten genius of conservatism to offer a road map for the movement and the country. Delivering a searing indictment of the political leaders who have led us astray, Joe inspires conservatives to reclaim their heritage by drawing upon the strength of the movement’s rich history. Prior to his career in television, Joe was the publisher and editor of the award-winning newspaper the Florida Sun.
Joe served as a member of Congress from 1994 to 2001. While in office, he was a member of the judiciary, armed services, oversight, and national security committees. He was also part of a small group of young Republican congressmen who were said to possess a surprising amount of power given their youth and lack of years in Congress by the National Journal.
His 2004 book “Rome Wasn’t Burnt in a Day” predicted the collapse of the Republican majority and the U.S. economy due to reckless spending. In 2013, Joe released “The Right Path: From Ike to Reagan, How Republicans Once Mastered Politics—And Can Again,” which takes a nuanced and surprising look at the unexpected rise and self-inflicted fall of the Republican Party. “The Right Path” has been described as a book that “deserves to be widely read, carefully considered, and energetically debated.” Follow Joe on Twitter: @JoeNBC.