Negar Mortazavi

Negar Mortazavi is an Iranian-American journalist and commentator based in New York City. She comments on Iranian politics and society on national and international media including BBC, Aljazeera, NPR, Huffington Post, and CCTV. In 2014 the Guardian named her among top 10 people to follow on twitter for news about Iran. From 2009 to 2013 she worked at Voice of America television where she hosted Straight Talk, a daily hour-long interactive show on current affairs. Negar was born and raised in Tehran and moved to the United States in 2002 for college. She has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Massachusetts and a Master's in International Development from Brandeis University. @NegarMortazavi