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Ana Kasparian

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Ana Kasparian
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Kasparian in June 2016
Born Anahit Misak Kasparian
(1986-07-07) July 7, 1986 (age 31)
Northridge, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Residence West Hollywood, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Alma mater California State University, Northridge
  • Political pundit
  • news media talk show host
Employer The Young Turks
Television The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur
Movement Progressive
Spouse(s) Christian Lopez (m. 2015)[1]

Anahit Misak "Ana" Kasparian[2] (Armenian: Անահիտ Միսաքի Գասպարյան, pronounced [ɑnɑˈhid miˈsɑkʰ kʰɑsbɑˈɾjɑn]; born July 7, 1986),[3] is an American political pundit and the co-host and producer for the online news show The Young Turks. She began working as a fill-in producer for The Young Turks in 2007, and is, as of 2012, co-host of the main show and host of The Point on the TYT Network.[4][5] She also appeared on the TV version of the show that aired on Current TV.


Born in Los Angeles, Kasparian is the daughter of Armenian immigrant parents. Her great grandparents on her father's side experienced first hand the Armenian genocide in 1915.[6] She was raised in Reseda, Los Angeles.[7] She grew up speaking Armenian as her first language and started kindergarten without being able to speak a word of English.[8] Kasparian graduated from Valley Alternative Magnet High School of Van Nuys in 2004[9] and California State University, Northridge (CSUN) 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.[10][11] She has also worked with AOL News, YouTube, TidalTv and On Point.

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 posits that young people are interested in news, but "they see network anchors as simply folks who read tele-prompters."[12] She co-hosted TYT University, a show focused on issues faced by university students for some years, and was the main host of another TYT Network show, The Point.[10][13]

Kasparian is an atheist.[14] She completed her Master of Political Science in 2010.[5] She has taught journalism at CSUN.[15]


  1. ^ Reza Gorhesi: The Young Turks' Ana Kasparian Reveals on TYT That She's Secretly Married. The Empty Lighthouse Magazine, 2016-09-27
  2. ^ Kasparian, Ana (October 26, 2007). "The Young Turks ... From an Armenian's Perspective". The Young Turks. Archived from the original on June 4, 2012. Retrieved March 25, 2012. 
  3. ^ ՄԱՆՈՅԵԱՆ, ԳԷՈՐԳ (April 30, 2005). ԼՈՒՍԱՐՁԱԿ- Երիտհայուհին [Lusardzak – Yerithayuhin] (in Armenian). Retrieved March 25, 2012. 
  4. ^ "The Young Turks Declare Independence On YouTube". July 9, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Kasparian, Ana (2007). "AnaKasparian". The Young Turks. Archived from the original on December 3, 2012. Retrieved September 14, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Germany Acknowledges The Genocide". YouTube. June 2, 2016. Retrieved January 4, 2017. Around the 3:20 time mark 
  7. ^ 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)
  8. ^ Kasparian explains this at the 0:20 mark of The Young Turks video "People Don't Trust Foreign Accents - Study" (October 28, 2010)
  9. ^ "Class of 2004". Retrieved August 5, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "Episode 94 : Media Mayhem". The Lip. March 14, 2013. Retrieved October 21, 2013. 
  11. ^ 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.
  12. ^ "MIPTV: Online Video Gets Its Day in the Sun at Cannes". Hollywood Reporter. April 10, 2014. 
  13. ^ "'The Young Turks' Steven Oh On YouTube Channel Town Square's Second Round Google Funding". January 18, 2013. We’re lucky to have Ana Kasparian (co-host of The Young Turks) hosting and she’s fantastic. 
  14. ^ "Does "Burkini" Ban Make France More Free, Or Less?". YouTube. The Young Turks. August 16, 2016. 
  15. ^ "Journalism 415, Television News" (PDF). Retrieved January 4, 2017. 

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