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1981 (age 38–39)
Negar Mortazavi (born 1981 in Tehran, Iran) is an Iranian-American journalist and political analyst covering Iran in English and Persian. She is a columnist for The Independent and host of the Iran Podcast.
Mortazavi worked as a TV presenter at Voice of America Persian where she hosted a daily show that discussed current affairs with Iranians. She has also worked for the International Center for Journalists in Washington , The National Iranian American Council (NIAC) , and the United Nations headquarters in New York. She is a frequent commentator on Iran at MSNBC, BBC, PRI, New York Times, Aljazeera, Huffington Post, and other international outlets around the world. She is currently a columnist for The Independent .
In 2014, she launched a kickstarter campaign to visit Brazil to cover Iran's Team Melli presence in the FIFA World Cup for her Twitter followers as a freelancer . The Guardian has named her one of the top 10 people to follow on Twitter for Iran issues..
Mortazavi was born and raised in Iran and immigrated to the United States in 2002 to continue her studies. She has a Master of Arts from Brandeis University  and a Bachelor of Arts from University of Massachusetts.
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