Bio Profile / Wiki Information
- Yeganeh Torbati is a renowned Journalist, Television personality and Expert on Iranian politics, culture and lifestyle.
- Currently, she works as a reporter and Iranian correspondent for Reuters and has won many philanthropical awards.
- An active Twitter user, she likes to tweet her support and feelings about current political and humanitarian issues.
Family Background & Personal Life :
- Yeganeh June Torbati is an American-Iranian who was raised in Norman, Oklahoma, by her parents, Iranian Immigrants.
- Her upbringing gives her a proud sense of her history, an avid interest in Iranian culture and strong views surrounding immigration into the United States.
- Yeganeh now resides and works in Washington D.C., is fluent in many languages including English, Spanish and Farsi.
- She proudly supports immigration, humanitarian and American Political issues, via the mass media and social networking sites.
Education & Early Life :
- Yeganeh attended her hometown school and graduated from Norman North High with flying colors.
- She then went on to secure an illustrious place at Yale University and graduated with a BA in Political Science and Modern Middle Eastern Studies in 2010.
Job, Salary & Net Worth :
- Yeganeh finished up her studies by securing a prestigious Rosenbaum Reporting Internship at the Washington D.C. bureau of The New York Times, and on graduation in 2010 joined the staff of The Baltimore Sun as breaking news and general assignment reporter.
- A year later in 2011, she was hired by Thomson Reuters as a graduate trainee at its London bureau.
- From 2012 to 2013, she was based in Dubai, where she reported on Iran and in particular, helped spearhead coverage of the 2013 Iranian crisis.
- In 2013, Torbati, along with her Reuters colleagues, Steve Stecklow and Babak Dehghanpisheh uncovered a $95 billion financial conglomerate, personally controlled by the Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The subsequent analytical series, entitled “Assets of the Ayatollah” won them several coveted, journalistic awards :
- Gerald Loeb Award
- Overseas Press Club Malcolm Forbes Award
- European Press Prize in Investigative Reporting
- SABEW Best in Business International Investigative Award
- Deadline Club’s Daniel Pearl Award for Investigative Reporting.
- Yeganeh then relocated to Reuters’ Washington, DC bureau in 2015 to cover United States foreign policy.
- In 2017, she once achieved credibility when, along with her Reuters colleagues Joel Schechtman, Matt Spetalnick, Lesley Wroughton, and Patricia Zengerle, she won the National Press Clubs Edwin M. Hood Diplomatic Award for their investigative series on a prisoner exchange between the Obama administration and the Republic of Iran.
- Since late 2017, Yeganeh’s main work has been with her coverage of United States foreign policy in The Islamic State of Iran.
Trivia, Height & Interesting Facts :
- Yeganeh is a keen traveller, often visiting Iran and the Middle East for business and pleasure. She is very proud of her mixed cultural background and keenly follows both American and Iranian traditions.
- As well as being a keen humanitarian, Yeganeh is an avid supporter of many other civil and international movements.
- She was also an advocate of the News Guild’s campaign to clear Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, two Reuters reporters jailed in Myanmar for reporting on the atrocities carried out by Myanmar Army in Rohingya.