Ana Kasparian

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Ana Kasparian
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Kasparian in June 2012
Born Anahit Misak Kasparian
(1986-07-07) July 7, 1986 (age 28)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Residence Los Angeles
Ethnicity Armenian[1]
Citizenship American
Education Bachelor of Arts, Journalism (B.A.J.)
Master of Arts in Political Science (M.A.)
Alma mater California State University, Northridge (B.A.J.)/(M.A.)
Occupation Political pundit, internet and radio talk show host, producer, entertainment correspondent
Employer The Young Turks
Notable credit(s) The Young Turks
Television The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur
Movement Progressive
Religion None (atheist)[2]

Anahit Misak Kasparian[1] (Western Armenian pronunciation: [ɑnɑˈhid miˈsɑkʰ kʰɑsbɑˈɾjɑn]);[3] born July 7, 1986) is the American co-host and producer for the online news show The Young Turks. Kasparian began working as a fill-in producer for The Young Turks in 2007, and is now co-host of the main show and host of The Point on the TYT Network.[4] She also appeared on the TV version of the show that aired on Current TV.

Biography

Born in Los Angeles, California, Kasparian is the daughter of Armenian immigrant parents and was raised in the Reseda[5] community of the San Fernando Valley. Kasparian graduated from Valley Alternative Magnet High School of Van Nuys in 2004[6] and California State University, Northridge in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts, Journalism (BAJ).

Kasparian was an assistant producer with CBS Radio news stations in Los Angeles, first with KFWB and then KNX.[7][8] She has also worked with AOL News, YouTube, TidalTv and On Point. In addition to being the host of TYT, Ana Kasparian appeared frequently on the English version of the Russian-based channel RT and RT America.[citation needed] After becoming a fill-in host in April 2007, Kasparian became the producer and co-host with Cenk Uygur of the progressive talk radio on Sirius XM Satellite Radio and internet show/TV show The Young Turks. She co-hosted TYT University, a show focused on issues faced by university students for some years, and now hosts another TYT Network show, The Point.[7] Ana is an agnostic atheist.[2][9]

She completed her Master of Political Science in 2010.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b Kasparian, Ana (26 October 2007). "The Young Turks...From an Armenian's Perspective.". The Young Turks. Archived from the original on 4 June 2012. Retrieved 25 March 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Atheists Win Court Case, But That Might Be A Bad Thing". YouTube. The Young Turks. April 5, 2014. 
  3. ^ ՄԱՆՈՅԵԱՆ, ԳԷՈՐԳ (30 April 2005). ԼՈՒՍԱՐՁԱԿ- Երիտհայուհին [Lusardzak - Yerithayuhin] (in Armenian). Retrieved 25 March 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Kasparian, Ana (2007). "AnaKasparian". The Young Turks. Retrieved September 14, 2012. 
  5. ^ Kasparian says she grew up in Reseda at 2:00 mark of The Young Turks video "Mom Jailed For Putting Kids In Good School" (January 26, 2011)
  6. ^ "Class of 2004". Lausd.net. Retrieved 2013-08-05. 
  7. ^ a b "Episode 94 : Media Mayhem.". The Lip. 14 March 2013. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  8. ^ Kasparian describes her experience with KFWB and KNX from 1:20 to 3:20 in the TYT University video "Bad Internships for College Students & Graduates" from October 25, 2011.
  9. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3sfBJNfPyY

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