With a sharp sense of humor and pointed wit rivaling anyone in the industry, Ana Kasparian has captivated viewers as host and executive producer of the online news show The Young Turks where Ana expresses her unfiltered opinion and commentary on tough topics. Her bold and intelligent style has transformed her into a favorite of millions, while playing a vital part to the astronomical rise of TYT, the largest online news show in the world. Her honest coverage and dedication to truthful commentary was honored in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2016 and in the Daily Dot as one of the Top Women of YouTube. Prior to TYT, Kasparian has also served as a contributor on MSNBC and Pivot. As a dynamic speaker with the natural ability to connect and engage people; she uses her platform to provide a voice to those who are silenced around the world.
In 2018, she was recognized by the American Humanist Association with the Humanist Media Award. She was also awarded a Webby Award after appearing on the Sundance Channel's "Dream School" where she successfully encouraged high school dropouts to finish their education. Other accolades include the 2018 People’s Voice Webby Award for Online News and Politics Series, 2017 Streamy Subject Award for News and Culture, 2011 People’s Voice Webby Award for “Best News & Political Series” as well as the 2009 “Best Political News Site” award.
Kasparian gets fired up when discussing the criminal justice system and education. Aside from being a regular op-ed writer for Raw Story, Kasparian has also written for the New York Times and Time.com. She also teaches journalism at California State University Northridge, the same school where she received her Bachelor's in journalism and Master's in political science.
It's not all work and no play for Kasparian, who enjoys running, going to music concerts, rapping along to Drake when she's alone in her apartment, and abandoning online shopping carts she fills with items she could never afford. She is the proud owner of a rescue dog named Charlie who has her wrapped around his little paws.
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