Ana Kasparian considers herself too feisty for her own good, which is usually reflected in her passionate news coverage and analysis. Kasparian began her tenure with The Young Turks as a host and producer in 2007, and has contributed to the explosion of the show’s popularity as the largest online news program. Her honest coverage and dedication to truthful commentary was honored in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2016 and in the Daily Dot as a Top Women of YouTube Prior to TYT, Ana has also served as a contributor on MSNBC, RT, and Pivot. In addition to co-hosting TYT’s main show, The Young Turks, she also hosts her own show, #NOFILTER, which airs live on TYT and as part of YouTubeTV’s daily linear TV programming.
Kasparian gets fired up when discussing the criminal justice system and education. She was awarded a Webby Award after appearing on the Sundance Channel’s “Dream School” where she successfully encouraged high school dropouts to finish their education. Other accolades include the 2015 Streamy Subject Award for News and Culture, 2015 People’s Voice Webby Award for Online News and Politics Series, 2011 People’s Voice Webby Award for “Best News & Political Series” as well as the 2009 “Best Political News Site” award.
Aside from being a regular op-ed writer for Raw Story, Kasparian has also written for the New York Times and Time.com. She has recently appeared at Politicon and OZY Fest, and as a guest on Left, Right & Center on Southern California’s flagship NPR affiliate KCRW. She also teaches journalism at California State University Northridge, the same school where she received her Bachelor’s in journalism and Master’s in political science.
It’s not all work and no play for Kasparian, who enjoys running, going to music concerts, rapping along to Drake when she’s alone in her apartment, and abandoning online shopping carts she fills with items she could never afford. She is the proud owner of a rescue dog named Charlie who has her wrapped around his little paws.