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. Time Magazine named Scarborough one of the world's 100 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, and 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."
Along with co-hosts Mika Brzezinski and Willie Geist, 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 the Associated Press called the show "an important wake-up call for political and media leaders".
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 Scarborough is a 2-time New York Times best-selling author. His first work "Rome Wasn't Burnt in a Day" predicted the collapse of the Republican majority and US economy due to his party's reckless spending. His second book "The Last Best Hope: Restoring Conservatism and America's Promise." draws on the forgotten genius of conservatism to offer a road map for the movement and the country.
His latest, "The Right Path: From Ike to Reagan, How Republicans Once Mastered Politics - and Can Again", is due out on November 12th. "The Right Path" looks back in time to discern how Republicans once dominated American public life. From Eisenhower's refusal to let "the perfect be the enemy of the good" to Reagan's charismatic but resolutely practical genius, Scarborough shows how principled pragmatism, combined with a commitment to core conservative values, led to victory after victory.
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 1994-2001. While in office, he was a member of the Judiciary, Armed Services, Oversight and National Security committees.