2013 The Root 100

Adam Serwer recently became MSNBC's national reporter with a focus on civil rights and social justice.

  • Influence: 191.0
  • Reach: 11.54
  • Substance: 7.5
  • Media Mentions: 126
  • Internet Mentions: 108000
  • Twitter Followers: 25000
  • Adam Serwer

  • Former Mother Jones blogger recently hired by MSNBC to cover civil rights and social justice for its revamped website.
  • Job: Journalist
  • Sector: Entertainment/Media
  • Twitter: @AdamSerwer
  • Location: Washington, D.C.
  • Age: 31
  • Bio: Adam Serwer made the jump to MSNBC from Mother Jones this year to write about civil rights, social justice and equality. But that's not the only ground he covers. In addition to reporting on New York City's stop-and-frisk polices and the George Zimmerman trial, in 2013, Serwer tackled controversial topics like President Obama's possible intervention in the Syrian civil war, National Security Agency (NSA) leaks and Chelsea Manning's sentencing. He makes our list this year for his continued versatility in lending his voice to tackle our most complicated matters.  Visit his website.
  • Fun Fact: "I was once thrown out of an open mic at Morehouse for cursing."