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Cenk Uygur

Host & CEO
The Young Turks

Cenk Uygur is the host and founder of The Young Turks, the largest online news show in the world, and CEO of TYT Network. With a verified global audience of more than 200 million views a month and 6 billion total video views, TYT Network is considered one of the most watched online news networks in the world. Uygur launched The Young Turks as a talk show on Sirius Satellite Radio in 2002. The show then became the first daily video show on YouTube in 2005 and has since become the leading news and politics show for young, progressive viewers. Most recently, The Young Turks was recognized with the Audience Honor in the 9th Annual Shorty Awards under Overall YouTube Presence and the People’s Voice Award in the 21st Annual Webby Awards for News & Politics: Series.

In 2016, Uygur received the Champion in Media: Fifth Estate award at the inaugural Multicultural Correspondents Dinner. He was named to Mediaite’s 2015 25 Most Influential People in Political News, Variety’s FameChangers, and The Hollywood Reporter’s NextGen 50 list. Uygur has amassed numerous recognitions by the Webby Awards, Shorty Awards, and Streamys for The Young Turks and as a web personality/host.He has also appeared as a political commentator on CNN, ABC News’ This Week with George Stephanopoulos, NPR, Headline News, E!, Al Jazeera, Voice of America, WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show and Fox News Channel. Uygur was the host of The Young Turks on Current TV, which was the most popular show on Current TV during its two-year run. Prior to Current TV, Uygur was the host of MSNBC Live at 6pm ET. Uygur graduated from the Wharton School of Business at University of Pennsylvania and from Columbia Law School.

Company Profile: 
TYT Network is the largest online news network in the world, covering politics, pop culture and lifestyle. One of YouTube's top partner channels, TYT Network achieves over 200 million views a month and 6 billion total views, across all platforms. According to the most recent Tubular ratings, The Young Turks ranks #1 in the US News & Politics leaderboard, tripling CNN on YouTube. The Young Turks recently won the Audience Honor in the 9th Annual Shorty Awards under Overall YouTube Presence and the People’s Voice Award in the 21st Annual Webby Awards for News & Politics: Series. In 2016, The Young Turks was recognized with the Imagen Vision Award and was awarded the Fifth Estate: Champion in Media Award for Best in New Media at the inaugural Multicultural Media Correspondents Dinner. The Young Turks was also nominated for Show of the Year at the annual Streamy Awards. In 2015, The Young Turks was named to Variety’s FameChangers List (No. 7) and The Hollywood Reporter’s Next Gen List (No. 1 in the News category). Host Cenk Uygur was named one of the 25 Most Influential People in Political News, according to Mediaite. Co-Host Ana Kasparian was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 Media List and The Daily Dot’s 20 Women of YouTube list. The Young Turks has also won People’s Voice Webby Awards, Shorty Awards, Podcast Awards and Mashable Awards. The Young Turks is the flagship show of TYT Network, which includes What the Flick?!, ThinkTank, TYT Sports, TYT Interviews, TYT Politics, Pop Trigger, and Nerd Alert.