Ana Kasparian is skilled in many areas. She is a famous American political pundit, a writer and university lecturer. She came into the limelight when she joined an online news show in 2007 commonly known as ‘The Young Turks.’ She started first as a fill-in producer but later in 2012, became the show’s co-host. Today, let us learn more about the career, biography and net worth of Ana Kasparian in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
She was born in July 1986 in Los Angeles, California. She grew up speaking Armenian all the way through kindergarten since her parents were Armenian immigrants. She said that watching the American educational children’s television called Sesame Street made her learn English.
Ana Kasparian attended the Valley Alternative Magnet High School and completed in 2004. She later enrolled at the California State University where she graduated and earned her Bachelor degree of Arts in Journalism in 2007. In 2010, she got her Master of Political Science.
She is married to her longtime boyfriend called Christian Lopez who is a Minor League baseball player. The two got engaged in 2015 and later after a few months eloped and did a secret wedding. In 2016, they did a public wedding, which was officiated by Cenk Uygur who was a fellow co-host in the show ‘The Young Turks.’ The couple lives in Los Angeles, California.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Ana Kasparian was inspired in the field of journalism by Barbara Walter’s ABC. After getting her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, she was lucky to be hired immediately and became the assistant producer with the CBS Radio stations such as KFWB and KNX. However, she did not like the job since working in the mainstream media is not fun at all. The environment is controlled, and one cannot say what she wanted on air nor do storied that she loved.
She later became the co-producer of the TYT show and eventually the co-host. Ana Kasparian loved this job, and she has been doing what she loves aggressively on this show. The show widely targets the young people who have an interest and are attracted to online media.
She also co-hosted ‘The Young Turks university’ show, which focused on issues affecting the university students. During this time, she had the privilege to host with Jayar Jackson and John Iadarola.
She later became the primary host of ‘The Point’ that is another online show. The show was a panel like and included some famous persons like Hank Chen who was an American actor, Drew Carter who is a footballer in America, Dave Rubin-political pundit, and others. Unfortunately, the show did not stay for long as it ended in 2016.
As a lecturer, she started teaching journalism in the California State University in Northridge in 2013. She described herself as a passionate teacher who likes to be a student’s friend rather than their educator. Nevertheless, it became hard for her to adapt to the environment.
Her hard work as the co-host and producer in The Young Turks show, she helped and developed the show to win different wards like Webby Awards and Streamy Awards in 2015.
Net Worth & Earnings
She has an estimated net worth of $2.5 million which she had gotten form her co-hosting job and from different websites. Her regular salary as a university instructor has also earned her a great deal of fortune. The Young Turks show has made her not only famous but also wealthy.
Ana Kasparian has risen in the industry, and she is considered as a prominent web personality in the world. She remains an inspiring role model to many young women who want to become and do what they love.