Who is Yasmin Vossoughian?

Yasmin Vossoughan was born on 3 October 1978, in New York City, USA, and is a broadcast journalist, best known for her work on the network MSNBC on which she is a part of the show entitled “Morning Joe”. She has covered numerous high profile stories throughout her career.

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The Wealth of Yasmin Vossoughian

How rich is Yasmin Vossoughian? As of mid-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is over $10 million, earned through a successful career in journalism. She has experience both in front of the camera and working behind the scenes in production. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life and Education

Yasmin is of Iranian descent, the youngest daughter of a doctor’s family, but nothing else is known about her childhood or details regarding her family. She attended Cornwall Central High School located in Orange County, New York before later moving to Northfield Mount Hermon School in Massachusetts to complete her high school education. The latter school is a known selective school which has an acceptance rate of 32 percent.

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After matriculating, she then enrolled at Occidental College (Oxy) located in Los Angeles, California to complete a degree in Economics and History. It is a private liberal arts college founded in 1887, and one of the oldest liberal colleges in the West Coast – President Obama previously attended the school before later transferring to Columbia University. They offer 34 majors on campus with an average class size of 18. They have graduated 10 Rhodes Scholars, and been ranked 39th among American liberal arts colleges by the US News & World Report.

Journalism Career

After completing her degree, Vossoughian first worked behind the scenes as a production assistant with the company “E! Entertainment Television”. The company is owned by NBCUniversal, and is available to over 92 million households in the US. They are known for their focus on the entertainment industry along with showcasing popular trailers, news and events. After her run there, she moved to also work in production for the Style Network, later renamed to the Esquire Network, a joint venture between NBCUniversal and the Hearts Corporation.

The goal of the channel was to air programs aimed at the metrosexual audience, on fashion, cooking, sports, and travel, also popular sitcoms. However, their operations eventually ended due to a decline in ratings, viewership and so support.

Yasmin got her first on-screen role as a part of the German-based company DTV. During her time with the network, her experience grew significantly as she covered high profile events from around the world. She covered the New York City Mayoral Race and the September 11 terrorist attacks. She also interviewed popular celebrities such as Susan Sarandon, Tom Cruise, Salma Hayek and Robin Williams.

Recent Endeavors

She then began working for the company Current TV which started out as a user-generated content channel, with viewers making the content in 15 minute blocks. Later on, it became an independent news network with a focus on progressive politics, however, the channel did not bring the success expected of it and it was later sold to Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera Media Network, and would be shut down to make way for Al Jazeera America. During her time there, she produced a documentary focused on the underground youth culture in the country. Most of her work on the documentary was done by her alone and it led to a CINE Golden Eagle Award which is given to non-theatrical film or video productions.

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She then started working with the company America Online, or AOL. It is an online service provider based in New York City, and is known for being one of the early pioneers of the internet during the mid-1990s, making it one of the most recognizable brands in the US. After her run with the company, she was then hired to become a host and producer for the company Headline News or HLN, previously known as CNN2 and known for its long form reports.

Personal Life and Social Media

For her personal life, it is known that Vossoughian married long-time boyfriend Whittaker Lindsay Clifford in 2016; he is a businessman, best known for managing his family business called Clifford Associates Inc. They have two children together, and she was noticeably a few months pregnant during their marriage ceremony.

Similar to numerous broadcasters and hosts, she is highly active online through accounts on social media. She posts a lot of personal photos on her account on Instagram, on which she has over 2,500 followers, many alongside her husband and children, their pet dog, and with friends. During her free time, she loves to travel and engages in activities that would help with her physical health, such as hiking, but also enjoys going to the beach; she also knows how to play the drums. Aside from Instagram, she has a Twitter account with over 16,000 followers, which she uses to give a few updates on the latest news, mostly those she has a personal interest in. She also does promotions of some of her recent and upcoming broadcasts.

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  1. Christine Jacobson Reply

    Thank you, thank you for a well-written bio…grammatically correct! So rare!

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