Krystal Ball

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Person.png Krystal Ball  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(political podcaster)
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Born24 November 1981
Alma materUniversity of Virginia
Interest ofBuck Sexton
American progressive political commentator.

Employment.png Host of the webcast Rising

In office
2018 - May 2021
EmployerThe Hill
Co-hosted with "former" spooks Buck Sexton and Saagar Enjeti

Employment.png Host of The Cycle

In office
June 25, 2012 - July 31, 2015

Krystal Marie Ball is an American progressive political commentator.


She was previously a political candidate, as well as a television host at MSNBC, a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and was a former co-host of The Hill's Rising along with Saagar Enjeti. In May 2021, Ball and Enjeti announced that they were leaving the show in order to release their own independent project – titled Breaking Points with Krystal and Saagar. Ball is also currently a co-host with Kyle Kulinski on the progressive podcast Krystal Kyle & Friends. She has made guest appearances on various programs and networks, including on CNN, CNBC, Fox News, and Real Time with Bill Maher.[1]

Krystall Ball was the Democratic Party nominee for Congress in Virginia's 1st congressional district in the 2010 election, losing to Republican incumbent Rob Wittman. She co-hosted the MSNBC show The Cycle from June 2012 to July 2015. In May 2017, she created the People's House Project, a political action committee working on behalf of Democratic causes.[2]

She recruited, trained and promoted as a young progressive leader by the New Leaders Council.[3]

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