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Mika Brzezinski is the co-host of MSNBC’s "Morning Joe" and a best-selling author. Her memoir All Things At Once became a "New York Times" best seller in January 2010 and her second book, Knowing Your Value, which examines the role of women in the workplace, reached #1 on the "New York Times" best sellers list for business books in spring 2011. She also writes "Getting What You Want" for Cosmopolitan, a monthly column about career confidence and empowerment.

Prior to joining MSNBC in January 2007, Brzezinski was an anchor of the "CBS Evening News Weekend Edition" and a CBS News correspondent who frequently contributed to "CBS Sunday Morning" and "60 Minutes." She reported live from Lower Manhattan for CBS News during the September 11th, 2001 attacks.

A native of New York City, Brzezinski is the daughter of Foreign Policy Expert and Former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski. She attended Williams College and received a degree in English. Brzezinski lives in New York with her husband and two daughters.



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  1. What was your favorite interview on Morning Joe?

    Joe Scarborough: We have had too many guests to pick a favorite, but a major highlight was when our executive producer surprised me by lining up a Landon Donovan interview right after the thrilling U.S. win in the World Cup. (Evelyn C. Savage /  Evelyn C. Savage) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. Who’s been your favorite guest on Morning Joe?

    Mika Brzezinski: It’s too hard to choose one, we’ve had such a delightful mix! Willie Geist: For a one-shot deal, it was Bill Murray. For a regular guest, it has to be Mika's dad, Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski. (Evelyn C. Savage) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. What's your favorite song played on Morning Joe?

    Mika Brzezinski: “Badlands” by Bruce Springsteen Joe Scarborough: “Lisztomania” by Phoenix Morning Joe's Playlist (Evelyn C. Savage /  Evelyn C. Savage) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. What's the best part of your job?

    Mika Brzezinski: Being able to really talk. (Evelyn C. Savage) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. What's your morning drink order from Starbucks?

    Willie Geist: I don't drink coffee, so it's an Iced Skim Chai Latte – the biggest one they've got (I refuse on principle to use Starbucks' made-up terms for drink size). (Evelyn C. Savage /  Evelyn C. Savage) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. What’s your favorite place in New York City?

    Mika Brzezinski: The Meatpacking District (Evelyn C. Savage /  Evelyn C. Savage) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Who's your dream Morning Joe guest?

    Willie Geist: It's an obvious one: President Obama for the full three hours. I'd even take him for two hours and then have Jay-Z for the third hour. (Evelyn C. Savage) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. What’s your morning drink order from Starbucks?

    Mika Brzezinski: Red Eye Misto – extra hot, extra foam and I get mine first! (Evelyn C. Savage) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. What’s the best part of your job?

    Joe Scarborough: Working with friends three hours a day and getting to interview the people who run America. (Evelyn C. Savage /  Evelyn C. Savage) Back to slideshow navigation
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