Cenk (pronounced “Jenk”) is the founder and CEO of The Young Turks, LLC, and the host of the flagship show, The Young Turks, a daily 2-hour show on YouTube. He also hosted The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur, which aired daily at 7PM ET on Current TV from Oct 2011 to Aug 2013.
Prior to moving to Current TV, Cenk hosted a primetime news show on MSNBC from 2010 to 2011. Cenk was a host on the USA Broadcasting where he also worked as a television writer. In the early stages of his broadcast career he hosted radio shows on WRKO in Boston, MA, WWRC in Washington, DC, Sirius Satellite Radio and Air America.
Cenk currently contributes to the Huffington Post where he is in the Top 5 Most Popular All Time blogger.
Cenk is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and Columbia Law School.
In 2015, Cenk was #21 on Mediaite’s list of 25 Most Influential in Political News Media. Most recently, he was awarded the Fifth Estate-Champion in Media award for Best in New Media at the inaugural Multicultural Media Correspondents Dinner for Best in New Media.