Asieh Namdar is senior writer for HLN and serves as an anchor for CNN International. Namdar also provides reports and analysis of international news on CNN/U.S.
Previously, Namdar anchored, wrote and produced a daily segment on HLN called "The Global Minute," which provided quick updates on news and features from around the world. Namdar also has served as a host for CNN World Report on CNN International. She joined CNN in 1989 and is based in the network's world headquarters in Atlanta.
During her tenure at CNN, Namdar has reported on numerous stories and events, including the Middle East conflict, the civil war in Northern Uganda, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and the attacks in Mumbai. She also reported extensively on the tsunami disaster in Asia and the earthquake in the ancient Iranian city of Bam. In 2004, she traveled to Bam with a team of American doctors to provide relief to survivors.
Namdar has also interviewed various world leaders and newsmakers, including Nobel Peace-Prize Laureate Shirin Ebadi, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, Jordan's Queen Rania, Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and best-selling Author Azar Nafisi.
Namdar has been recognized for her work by numerous Iranian-American organizations. She is originally from Iran and speaks Farsi fluently.
Namdar began her career at CNN as a video journalist after graduating from the University of California at Berkeley, where she earned a bachelor's degree in communications.
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