Roxana Saberi is an American Journalist who currently serves as a correspondent for CBS News. She joined the broadcasting network in January 2018.
Roxana Saberi: Wiki-Bio, Birthday, Education, Parents
Born on April 26, 1977, in Belleville, New Jersey, U.S., Roxana Saberi belongs to multiple ethnicities. Well, her father Reza Saberi is an Iranian, while her mother Akiko Saberi is a Japanese who emigrated from Japan to the States. Roxana moved to the United States when she was only six months old with her parents. The Saberi family settled down in Fargo, North Dakota.
Growing up, Saberi studied at the North High School and graduated high school in 1994. Saberi then earned degrees in French and Communication from Concordia College in Moorhead.
To attain her Master's degree in Broadcast Journalism, Saberi then Northwestern University. Not to mention, Roxana has two Master's degrees. Saberi's second Master's degree in International Relations was achieved from the University of Cambridge.
Roxana Was Imprisoned In Iran
Roxana Saberi suffered a very rough phase in her career when she was arrested for the infiltrated surveillance charges in January 2009 that were later extended to April. Roxana was accused of buying alcohol and working as a Journalist without an identity card and spying on the Iranians which is illegal in Iran.
Although she was sentenced to eight-year imprisonment, the reporter was free after four months of spending her time in prison. Saberi was finally freed on 11 May 2009.
Throughout her time in jail, Roxana underwent a hunger strike for the freedom of journalism and human rights in Iran. With joined hunger strikes from journalists in Paris along with other International pressure that drove attention, Roxana's freedom was secured in four months.
Is Roxana Saberi Married?
As for the journalist's relationship status, it is not learned yet. Due to her low key profile, whether she is married, or engaged is not known to date. Roxana Saberi is much active on social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, though.
In early 2009 when she was arrested for buying a bottle of wine and later accused of spying in April, she had the support of a man called Bahman Ghobadi, an Iranian-Kurdish filmmaker and writer.
At the time, Saberi was dubbed as the fiancee of Ghobadi by BBC and Huffington. However, the journalist's father refused to recognize Ghobadi as a romantic partner of his daughter.
Not to mention, the matter got out of hand when it was reported that Bahman was taking advantage of the situation to promote his works. But neither Roxanne nor Bahman commented on the matter.
Roxana Saberi's Earning & Net Worth
In her career of journalism, Roxana Saberi worked for Al Jazeera and BBC News, to name a few. Saberi who began working for KVLY-TV in September 2000 in her hometown Fargo further went in to work for CBS News for one and a half years.
The estimated net worth of Roxana Saberi is expected to be $1 million with making no less than $60,000 which is an average salary for a news correspondent.
Roxana Saberi: Quick Facts
- Miss North Dakota pageant winner in 1997.
- Top ten finalists in 1998's Miss America Pageant.
- Recipient of the 2008 Medill Medal of Courage, the 2009 NCAA award for valor, the 2009 Ilaria Alpi Freedom of the Press award, and a 2010 Project on Middle East Democracy Award.
- Author of Iran ‘Between Two Worlds: My Life and Captivity in Iran,' released on March 30, 2010.
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