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Jonathan Larsen

Jonathan Larsen is the managing editor and executive producer of TYT Investigates.

Larsen has been involved in some of the most popular and well thought of programs in TV news. Most notably, as executive producer, he created “Up with Chris Hayes,” which was recognized by critics across the political spectrum for its smart, substantive engagement with topics other shows wouldn’t touch and its inclusion of people and voices seldom heard from. Prior to “Up,” he worked for many years on “Countdown with Keith Olbermann,” where he helped the program transition into political analysis and commentary. He also broke several national stories, including insider accounts of the politicization of the Bush Office of Faith-Based Initiatives; Phil Gramm’s dual role lobbying for Wall Street while simultaneously advising the McCain campaign on financial regulation; and the massive, global companies that stood to benefit from a so-called “small business” tax cut. More recently, Larsen was Al Jazeera America’s senior executive producer for politics and oversaw “Inside Story,” hosted by Ray Suarez. Earlier in his career, Larsen worked on several CNN programs, helping to create and launch both “Anderson Cooper 360” and “Greenfield at Large.” He also contributed to CNN’s coverage of the 9/11 attacks, reporting that a group of passengers on Flight 93 voted to attack the hijackers.

Larsen’s first job in TV news was at ABC, where he both wrote for “Good Morning America” and served as a writer-producer for the network’s critically acclaimed overnight program, “World News Now,” where he succeeded in getting William Shatner to sing the World News Polka. In addition to his positions in news, Jonathan consulted for “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” serving as senior political producer on the show’s award-winning Indecision2000 coverage. He also helped launch Air America Radio, creating and running several programs, including “Morning Sedition starring Marc Maron” and “The Rachel Maddow Show.”

Jonathan began his career as a print reporter in Brooklyn, where he worked for The Bay Ridge Paper. He was barely graduated from Tufts University, having spent most of his time at The Tufts Daily, which he ultimately served as editor in chief.

A comic-book nerd before and after it was cool, Larsen has written two Batman stories for DC Comics and created the science-fiction webcomic The Endling. More recently, he has merged his interests in news and comedy with his creation TheFingNews.com. Larsen lives with his wife and son in New Jersey.

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Don't Fall for Gingrich's Praise of Biden
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Uganda National Prayer Breakfast Rallies Against Gay Rights
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[DRAFT] Lieu Joins Vets Pushing Garland to Prosecute Trump
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By Jonathan Larsen||
[DRAFT] Lieu Joins Vets Pushing Garland to Prosecute Trump
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By Jonathan Larsen||
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