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Anahit Misak Kasparian ( [1 ] Armenian: Անահիտ Միսաք Գասպարեան, pronounced ; born July 7 1986) [ɑnɑˈhid miˈsɑkʰ kʰɑsbɑˈɾjɑn] is an American [2 ] political pundit and the co-host and producer for the online news show . Kasparian began working as a fill-in producer for The Young Turks The Young Turks in 2007, and is now co-host of the main show and host of The Point on the TYT Network. [3 ] She also appeared on the TV version of the show that aired on [4 ] Current TV.
Los Angeles, California, Kasparian is the daughter of Armenian immigrant parents and was raised in the Reseda community of the [5 ] San Fernando Valley. Kasparian graduated from Valley Alternative Magnet High School of Van Nuys in 2004 and [6 ] 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. [7 ] She has also worked with [8 ] AOL News, YouTube, TidalTv and . After becoming a fill-in host in April 2007, Kasparian became the producer and co-host with On Point Cenk Uygur of the progressive talk radio on Sirius XM Satellite Radio and internet show/ TV show . Kasparian says that young people are interested in news, but "they see network anchors as simply folks who read tele-prompters." The Young Turks She co-hosted [9 ] TYT University, a show focused on issues faced by university students for some years, and now hosts another TYT Network show, The Point. [7 ] Kasparian is an [10 ] agnostic atheist. [11 ] [12 ]
She completed her
Master of Political Science in 2010. She now teaches a class in journalism at CSUN. [4 ] [13 ]
Ana Kasparian and Cenk Uygur have been involved with many interviews in the course of the Young Turks. One of those interviews was with controversial pastor
James David Manning, a right-wing U.S. Protestant fundamentalist pastor, during which he said "your contributions to this show [the Young Turks] are your boobs, and not your brains." Kasparian "fired back" at the pastor, calling the remarks he made at her "sexist." She called pastor Manning "ignorant", and noted he was a man "who got a PhD from an unaccredited institution [he] founded [himself]." Kasparian has been interviewed for documentaries, including [14 ] The Culture High in 2014. [15 ] [16 ]
^ 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
^ ՄԱՆՈՅԵԱՆ, ԳԷՈՐԳ (30 April 2005). (in Armenian) ԼՈՒՍԱՐՁԱԿ- Երիտհայուհին [Lusardzak - Yerithayuhin] . Retrieved . 25 March 2012
^ "The Young Turks Declare Independence On YouTube". NewMediaRockstars.com. 9 July 2012.
^ a b Kasparian, Ana (2007). "AnaKasparian". The Young Turks . Retrieved . September 14, 2012
^ 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)
^ "Class of 2004". Lausd.net . Retrieved . 2013-08-05
^ a b "Episode 94 : Media Mayhem.". The Lip. 14 March 2013 . Retrieved . 21 October 2013
^ 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.
^ "MIPTV: Online Video Gets Its Day in the Sun at Cannes". Hollywood Reporter. 10 Apr 2014.
^ "The Young Turks’ Steven Oh On YouTube Channel Town Square’s Second Round Google Funding". NewMediaRockstars.com. 18 Jan 2013. We’re lucky to have Ana Kasparian (co-host of The Young Turks) hosting and she’s fantastic.
^ "Atheists Win Court Case, But That Might Be A Bad Thing". . YouTube The Young Turks. April 5, 2014.
^ Kasparian, Ana. "Am I an Atheist?". YouTube. Ana Kasparian . Retrieved . 27 March 2015
^ Gettys, Travis (6 March 2014). "‘Young Turks’ host Ana Kasparian destroys ‘ignorant,’ breast-obsessed birther pastor". Raw Story . Retrieved . 29 March 2015
^ at the The Culture High Internet Movie Database
^ Ana Kasparian at the Internet Movie Database