Alex Pareene is a writer and editor. Currently, he is a staff writer at The New Republic.
Pareene began writing a blog, and was hired by the political gossip blog "Wonkette." He went on to write for Gawker, then Salon, then the blog "Racket" with Matt Taibbi. He then returned to Gawker as editor-in-chief. When Gawker shut down, he became senior editor at Deadspin and then editor-in-chief of Splinter News.
Pareene's first book, "A Tea People's History," was published in 2011, and his second book, "The Rude Guide To Mitt," was published in 2012.
Pareene was raised in south Minneapolis. He attended New York University to study playwriting, but dropped out.