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- Yeganeh Torbati is a renowned journalist, television personality and expert on Iranian politics, culture and lifestyle.
- Currently, she works at The Washington Post as an Economic Policy Investigations Reporter. Previously, she had worked as a reporter and Iranian correspondent for Reuters.
- A winner of many philanthropical awards and an active Twitter (now called X) user, Torbati likes to tweet her support and feelings about current political and humanitarian issues.
Personal Life, Parents and Family Details :
- 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 news media and social networking sites.
- In addition to English, Torbati is proficient in Persian (Farsi) and Spanish languages.
Early Life and Education :
- Yeganeh attended her hometown school and graduated from Norman North High with flying colors.
- In 2006, Yeganeh secured her admission at the reputed Yale University. She graduated with a BA in Political Science and Modern Middle Eastern Studies in 2010.
Career, Job, Salary and 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 and 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, titled “Assets of the Ayatollah,” won them several coveted journalistic awards :
- Gerald Loeb Award
- Overseas Press Club Malcolm Forbes Award (April 2014)
- European Press Prize in Investigative Reporting (March 2014)
- SABEW Best in Business International Investigative Award (February 2014)
- 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, Yeganeh achieved more 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.
- From 2017 to 2019, Yeganeh’s main work was covering the United States’ foreign policy in The Islamic State of Iran.
- In June 2019, she joined ProPublica as a reporter, primarily covering the Trump administration, government agencies and their handling of the COVID-19 crisis.
- A year later, in September 2029, she joined The Washington Post as an Economic Policy Investigations Reporter.
Interesting Facts, Height and Trivia :
- Yeganeh is a keen traveler, 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 the Myanmar Army in Rohingya.
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