Nazenin Ansari

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Nazenin Ansari
Alma materB.A. George Washington University
M.A. Georgetown University.
Spouse(s)Farhad Moshiri (Ex-Husband)

Nazenin Ansari (Persian: نازنین انصاری) is an Iranian journalist, managing editor of Kayhan London (Persian: [کیهان_لندن]), a weekly Persian-language newspaper critical of the current government of Iran (not to be confused with the official Iranian newspaper Kayhan).

She was a London correspondent for Voice of America's Persian News Network until July 2009. She was also president (2007-2009) and vice president (2009-2012) of the Foreign Press Association in London.[1]


She received her higher education in the US, with a BA in Public Affairs and Government from George Washington University and an MA in International Relations and Comparative Politics from Georgetown University.[2]

She is a regular panelist on BBC News’s Dateline London programme, and provides news analysis about Iran on BBC Radio 4, CNN International, Sky News and Al-Jazeera. She also contributes on the OpenDemocracy website.[3]

Ansari has worked with and been a member of a number of Iranian educational and charitable foundations, including Friends of Persian, the Friends of Persian Language Society, Benefactors of Kahrizak, the Iran Heritage Foundation, the Popli Khalatbari Foundation, the Mihan Foundation, the Persia Educational Foundation and Magic of Persia. She is a member of Chatham House and the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and sits on the Board of Trustees of Encyclopædia Iranica.

Personal life[edit]

Ansari was married to the British Iranian billionaire Farhad Moshiri, and they have two children. She lives in London. He lives in Monaco.[4][5]


  1. ^ Committee members of the FPA, from the FPA website. Retrieved 2010-11-13
  2. ^ "GW Today | The George Washington University". Retrieved 2018-01-08.
  3. ^ Nazenin Ansari contributions on OpenDemocracy. Retrieved 2010-11-13
  4. ^ Andy Hunter (1970-01-01). "Everton's new majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri likely to increase stake | Football". The Guardian. Retrieved 2016-03-02.
  5. ^ Miles, Tina (2016-02-27). "Who is Farhad Moshiri's ex-wife Nazenin Ansari?". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 2016-03-02.

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