Anahit Misak Kasparian is an American political commentator and co-host of the popular online News show ‘The Young Turks’ where she also handles the job of producer. She joined The Young Turks in 2007 as a fill-in producer and eventually became co-host of the show. She has also hosted the show ‘The Point’ on TYT network. She hails from an Armenian immigrant family and her great grandparents were the first hand witness of the great tragedy that took place in 1915, which is notoriously known in the history as ‘The Armenian Genocide’. Ana couldn’t speak a word of English until very later in her childhood and she has covered a long journey to become one of the most popular hosts of a popular show. Before starting her work with The Young Turks, Ana worked as assistant for several news networks such as CBS Radio and KFWB. She has also been a part of AOL news and worked as a host of ‘TYT University’ and ‘On Point’. She is an atheist and apart from her journalistic skills, she is known for her charming looks and confident on-screen presence.
Childhood & Early Life
Ana Kasparian was born Anahit Misak Kasparian on 7th July 1986 in Los Angeles in an Armenian household and grew up with Armenian as her first tongue as the parents talked in their native language at home. She couldn’t speak English until she got enrolled into Kindergarten and from there she slowly started learning the English language.
Ana studied in the Alternative Magnet High School of Van Nuys and graduated in 2004. For her higher education, she chose Journalism as her stream and got enrolled in California State University. She graduated in 2007 and with some great ambitions of making it big in the journalism world, she started doing internships in different news and radio stations.
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In her early days, Ana Kasparian used to work as an assistant producer in the CBS Radio news stations in Los Angeles, with KFWB and KNX. Her initial phase of struggle compelled her to gain further more experience and all through her career, she has worked in AOL News, YouTube, TidalTv and On Point.
In 2007, she filled the empty spot for a co-producer for the online show ‘The Young Turks’, and hosted the show later along with the co-host, Cenk Uygur. She also appeared with Cenk, an experienced political commentator who worked for many other platforms such as Sirius XM Satellite Radio.
Ana also co-hosted a show named ‘TYT University’ for TYT network and was later hired to co-host a show named ‘The Point’ on the very same network.
Along with the job, Ana started gaining interest in politics and went on to complete her masters in Political Science by 2010 and she also teaches Journalism at CSUN.
Ana Casparian is married to his long time boyfriend, Christian Lopez. The couple got married in 2016 in a ceremony attended by close friends and family.