Joe Scarborough, MSNBC

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. “Morning Joe” features interviews with top newsmakers 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, Scarborough hosted “Scarborough Country” on MSNBC, a prime-time news show the San Francisco Chronicle called "must-see TV.” Scarborough is also an author. His book “The Last Best Hope: Restoring Conservatism and America's Promise,” was a New York Times bestseller. Prior to his career in television, Scarborough was the publisher and editor of the award-winning newspaper The Florida Sun.

Scarborough 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 part of a small group of young Republican congressmen who National Journal said possessed a surprising amount of power given their youth and lack of years in Congress. His 2004 book Rome Wasn't Burnt in a Day predicted the collapse of the Republican majority and U.S. economy.