Ali Ghanbari

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Ali Ghanbari

Ali Ghanbari (born 1950 in Abadan, Iran) is an Iranian-American photojournalist who has work at the WJW Fox affiliate in Cleveland, Ohio, since 1994.

From 1982 to 1994 he was a photojournalist at the WKEF NBC affiliate in Dayton, Ohio. Ghanbari has largely been self-taught, and has been recognized with over 600 awards from numerous professional journalism organizations. Ghanbari won a National Press Photographers Association 1996 and 2011 national award for general news and news feature [1] He was named NPPA Region 4 POY 1997, runner-up in 2000 and 2003. NPPA central general regional photographer of the year 2012.

He is only 10 X Ohio News Photographers Association Television Photographer of the Year[2] as well as three-time Associated Press (State of Ohio) Best TV Photographer. ( seven-time Society of Professional Journalist (Ohio) Best TV Videographer. Ghanbari has been awarded 16 individual NATAS Lower Great Lakes Emmy [1] and honored for the best video-essay package by RTNDA year 2000. National Headliner award 2012,2014. Numerous news photography 1st places by Ohio Excellence in Journalism(Press Club) 1995-2012 several speaking apparent in Buckeye TV seminar (The original Buckeye Television seminar was the brainchild of Ali Ghanbari ). He served as a national speaker for the NPPA Airborne TV seminar in 1994. He was also a featured speaker for the NPPA 1995 Flying Short Course in Detroit, MI. The 1998 FSC in Cleveland,Ohio. The 1998 National Short Course in Baltimore, MD. He was an NPPA 2001 national judge in St. Petersburg, Florida.[3] and the Eyes of History 2006 White House News Photographers Association in Washington, DC.[4]


  1. ^ He was named the 1997 NPPA Region 4 Photographer Of the Year
  2. ^ 1993,95,96,97,98, 2003,2010,2011,2012,2013
  3. ^ Poynter
  4. ^ WHNPA