Alex Pareene Bio, Age, Deadspin, Gawker, New Republic, Hack List 

Alex Pareene Biography

Alex Pareene is a journalist, writer, and editor from the United States who was the founder and editor-in-chief of the online news publication Gawker. Pareene later worked as a senior editor at Deadspin and as the editor-in-chief of Splinter News before joining The New Republic as a staff writer. In 2022, he started a newsletter named “The AP (Alex Pareene) Newsletter” on Substack.


How old is Alex Pareene? – Age

He is 38 years old as of 2023. He was born in 1985 in the United State.

Alex Pareene Family – Education

Pareene grew up in south Minneapolis, Minnesota, and attended Minneapolis South High School, where he wrote for the school newspaper and participated in the school’s extracurricular theatrical department. He studied playwriting at New York University before dropping out.

Alex Pareene Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $200 thousand.

Alex Pareene Deadspin

Pareene later worked as a senior editor at Deadspin and as the editor-in-chief of Splinter News until joining The New Republic as a staff writer in 2019. In 2022, he started a newsletter named “The AP (Alex Pareene) Newsletter” on Substack.

Alex Pareene Gawker

He began writing for the Washington, D.C.-based political gossip site Wonkette in January 2006, before moving to Gawker Media’s primary web property Gawker in October 2007. He left Gawker in April 2010 to write about politics for the online news magazine Salon. “His writing is funny, his voice is distinctive, and his political mind is well tuned into the idiocies and hypocrisies of our dying democracy,” the Gawker crew said in their goodbye piece. Then, he joined First Look Media and co-founded the blog Racket with Matt Taibbi. He returned to Gawker Media in January 2015. He was the editor-in-chief of Gawker from October 2015 until August 2016, when the site shut down.

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Alex Pareene New Republic

Both before and after Donald Trump’s election as president, Pareene has frequently criticized him. Pareene has referred to Trump as “a weird attention-hungry idiot,” “a living freak show,” and “a fictional television clown tycoon” at various times.

On Twitter on August 15, 2012, Trump described Pareene as a “total joke in political circles” and a “lightweight reporter.” Trump had hinted over the previous week that the 2012 Republican National Convention would receive a “very, very major” surprise that would be “unique and interesting.” “Almost certainly just going to be some idiotic video where Trump ‘fires’ [a Barack Obama] impersonator,” Pareene wrote of Trump’s surprise.

After one day, Obama impersonator Kevin Michel posted on his Twitter channel an image of himself with Trump and encouraged his devotees to “watch the Conservative Public Show”, provoking some media sources to guess that Trump was disturbed that Pareene had precisely anticipated his shock. Pareene said, “I was hoping the monkey from Animal Practice would be the first universally loathed NBC personality to publicly call me out, but I’ll settle for Trump” when Politico asked about Trump’s criticism.

Alex Pareene Hack List

One of Pareene’s persistent worries at Salon was the growth of individuals who dominate the 24-hour news cycle. Salon released the Hack 30: The Worst Pundits in America, an annual list compiled by Pareene of persons characterized as “the most predictable, banal, intellectually dishonest, and all-around hacky newspaper columnists, cable news yelling heads, and political opinion-mongers working today.”

The list was described as a “fun-to-read, harsh, stick-it-in-deep-and-twist-it list of primarily old-world print-y commentators” by the Columbia Journalism Review. The list became so famous in media circles that Pareene began writing essay-length entries on each individual on the list throughout the year to elaborate on their hackery.