Saagar-Enjeti
Saagar Enjeti | Biography

Quick Information

  • Full Name Saagar Enjeti
  • Occupation Journalist, Podcast Co-host
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Texas, USA
  • Birth Date Apr 21, 1992
  • Age 29 Years, 6 Months
Co-host of Podcast and YouTube show 'Breaking Points'

Saagar Enjeti | Biography

Enjeti, along with the podcast co-host Krystall Ball, had co-authored the book 'The Populist's Guide to 2020: A New Right and New Left are Rising' in 2020

Saagar Enjeti joined The Hill in May 2019 as a co-host of the morning news show 'Rising,' along with Krystal Ball. The duo left the show in May 2021 and launched their independent podcast and YouTube show, 'Breaking Points,' in June 2021. Enjeti has also been co-hosting another podcast, 'The Realignment,' since August 2019. In the podcast, 'The Realignment' podcast, Enjeti, and Kosloff interview experts and policymakers to explore different topics relating to political realignment and changing views on national security, economics, and technology.


Saagar Enjeti is the co-host of a podcast and YouTube show, 'Breaking Points.'

Who is Saagar Enjeti?

Saagar Enjeti is an Indian-American journalist, anchor, and podcast host. He began his journalism career in May 2016 at The Daily Caller as a Pentagon and foreign affairs correspondent. He also worked as a White House correspondent for The Daily Caller for more than a year before joining The Hill in May 2019 as a co-host of the morning news show Rising, along with Krystal Ball. The duo left the show in May 2021 and launched their independent podcast and YouTube show, Breaking Points, in June 2021. Furthermore, Enjeti has been co-hosting a podcast, The Realignment, since August 2019.

Early Life and Education

Saagar Enjeti was born on 21 April 1992. He grew up in Texas. 

Enjeti completed high school at the American School of Doha in 2010. He then earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Political Science from George Washington University in 2014. He was a member of an Alpha-Eta Chapter of Kappa Sigma and a finance director for GW Habitat for Humanity during his time at the university.

Enjeti then received an Executive Certificate in Counter-Terrorism Studies from Reichman University (IDC Herzliya) in 2015. In 2018, he obtained a Master's degree in Security Studies specializing in United States National Security Policy from Georgetown University.

Early Career

From August 2010 to June 2011, Enjeti worked as a legislative intern for the United States Congress. He worked on budgetary issues, including macroeconomic analysis of proposed budget cuts on various socio-economic classes. He also worked on creating budget models and debt projections for the Fiscal Year 2012.

He then worked at a non-governmental organization Mirror Foundation for three months, instructing impoverished Thai villages on optimal farming and living techniques. He also organized volunteers and logistics for disaster relief efforts for areas affected by mudslides. 

In August 2015, Enjeti joined a research institute called Institute for the Study of War and started working for its research and external relations teams. He spent ten months at the institute, communicating ISW portfolio to the media, the United States Congress, and the National Security policy community. He monitored and prepared testimonies before different committees such as House Foreign Affairs, House Armed Services, Senate Foreign Relations, and Senate Armed Services. Enjeti also prepared daily and weekly intelligence summaries on Afghanistan's security situation. He left the organization in May 2016 to join The Daily Caller.

Journalism Career 

Enjeti began his journalism career in 2016. In an interview with Politico in April 2020, Enjeti had shared about his entry into journalism, "I got my start by cold emailing someone at The Daily Caller who tangentially knew a friend of mine. A month later Tucker Carlson hired me and the rest is history."

After joining The Daily Caller in May 2016, he started working as a Pentagon and foreign affairs correspondent. He was promoted to White House correspondent in December 2017. He worked at The Daily Caller till April 2019.

The Hill

Enjeti then joined Washington D.C.-based digital media company, The Hill. From May 2019 to May 2021, he co-hosted The Hill's daily news and opinion web series, Rising with Kristal and Saagar, along with progressive political commentator Krystal Ball. Enjeti also served as a chief Washington correspondent for The Hill's digital news channel, The Hill TV.

Within a month, in June 2021, Enjeti and Krystall Ball launched the podcast and YouTube show Breaking Points.

Podcast

In 2019, Enjeti started co-hosting a podcast called The Realignment, along with Marshall Kosloff. The first episode of the podcast was aired on 6 August 2019. In the podcast, Enjeti and Kosloff interview experts and policymakers to explore different topics relating to a political realignment and changing views on national security, economics, and technology. The duo has run 159 episodes as of 16 September 2021. The podcast also has a YouTube channel with over 51k subscribers as of September 2021.

After leaving The Hill in May 2021, Rising co-hosts, Enjeti and Ball reunited and launched an independent podcast and YouTube show called Breaking Points on 7 June 2021. The show quickly attracted thousands of subscribers on its YouTube channel. Breaking Points has amassed over 570k subscribers as of 19 September 2021.

Book

The podcast co-hosts, Enjeti and Ball, had also co-authored a book titled 'The Populist's Guide to 2020: A New Right and New Left are Rising.' Published on 8 February 2020, the book combines the populist right and populist left to elucidate the rise of the Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders populist movements.

Social Media

Enjeti is active on social media platforms such as Twitter and Instagram. He mostly posts photos relating to political topics. 

He has over 256k followers on Twitter and 117k followers on Instagram as of September 2021.

Girlfriend

Enjeti is dating Jillian McGrath. He occasionally posts photos together with his girlfriend on his Instagram. 

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