Roxana Saberi Biography and Wiki
Roxana Saberi is an American Journalist working for CBS News in London, the United Kingdom as a correspondent. She joined the TV station in January 2018 and her reporting has been featured around all CBS News broadcasts as well as platforms.
Before that, Roxana worked for CBS News and CBS News path as a freelance correspondent. Prior to joining CBS News, she worked for Al Jazeera America serving as a correspondent. Roxana’s career journey in broadcasting commenced at KVLY-TV, the NBC affiliate in Fargo, North Dakota where she served as a reporter.
Roxana Saberi Age and Birthday
Saberi was born on April 26, 1977, in Belleville, New Jersey, in the United States. She turns 44 years old in 2021.
Roxana Saberi Height
She is a woman of above-average stature. Roxana stands at a height of 5 ft 6 in (Approx 1.68 m).
Roxana Saberi Parents
She was born in Belleville, New Jersey to her parents Reza Saberi and Akiko Sabari. Roxana’s father is an Iranian while her mother is an emigrant from Japan. Her family later relocated to Fargo, North Dakota when she was six years old.
Roxana belongs of Iran-American descent and holds American nationality. However, she has not disclosed any information concerning her siblings hence we can’t clarify whether she is an only child or has any siblings.
Roxana Saberi Married | Husband
She is currently dating her boyfriend turned fiance named Bahman Ghobadi who serves as an auteur director. Roxanne and her fiance have been dating for quite some time now but are yet to disclose any information in regards to any plans of tying the knot. However, we will update this as soon as we have clear facts in regards to the couple.
Roxana Saberi Education
She graduated from Fargo North High School in the year 1994. Roxana later enrolled at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Communication and French in the year 1997.
While in high school, she played piano and soccer and also participated in Key Club and dance line. Besides that, Roxana also played for the Cobbers soccer team while in college for two years.
Roxana Saberi Book Captivity In Iran Roxana Saberi
Following her release after being imprisoned for a period of four months, she wrote a book titled Between Two Worlds: My Life and Captivity in Iran. Roxana’s book was published on March 30, 1010, by HarperCollins. In her book, she talks about her experience from the moment she was forced from her home by four men and secretly imprisoned in Iran’s Evin prison.
In addition, she has also talked about stories of her fellow prisoners who were jailed for their pursuit of human rights including freedom of religion, association, and speech.
Roxana Saberi Iran
Roxana was forced out of her home by four men on January 31, 2009, during her trip to Iran and was secretly held captive in Iran’s Evin Prison. The intelligence agents captured her under the allegation that she was practicing political espionage and claiming her to be a member of the US Intelligence.
or several weeks she was in prison without her friends or family knowledge. Headlines were made concerning the then-31-year-old reporter following a fake trial in which she was sentenced to eight years in prison. But after the Iran government underwent international pressure from friends, family, various governments, strangers, and also colleagues, Roxana was released on May 11, 2009, on appeal.
Roxana Saberi CBS News | CBS
She joined CBS News in January 2018 and currently works as a correspondent. Roxana’s reporting has been featured all over CBS News broadcasts and also platforms. Before that, she worked as a freelance reporter for CBS Newspath and CBS News. In addition, Roxana also appeared on CBSN as a fill-in anchor.
Previously, she worked at Al Jazeera America as a correspondent where she reported breaking news, enterprise, as well as investigative stories around the United States as well as abroad. She also reported concerning child labor and Muslim-Buddhist tension in Myanmar.
During her time in Japan, Roxana hosted and reported a special on being biracial in Japanese society, the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima, as well as the U.S. military presence in Okinawa. In addition, she also created a social justice beat, filing reports regarding gender issues, racial and ethnic minorities, as well as LGBTQ rights while at Al Jazeera America.
Before that, Roxana spent six years in Iran living and reporting. She is fluent in Persian and covered the nuclear program, politics, culture as well as the changing roles of women in Iran, foreign policy, and the economy. Before that, Roxana spent six years in Iran living and reporting.
Her career journey began in Fargo, North Dakota where she served as a reporter for the NBC affiliate, KVLY-TV. Roxana later worked for News 24 Houston as a reporter. Throughout her career as a journalist, she has obtained various awards for her work including the NCAA Award of Valor, the Ilaria Alpi Freedom of the Press Award, and the MedillMedal of Courage Award.
Roxana Saberi Salary
She receives quite a satisfying amount from working as a correspondent for CBS News based in London, the United Kingdom. Roxana’s average salary is $102,548 annually.
Roxana Saberi Net Worth
Having worked in the media industry for quite some time, Roxana has been able to accumulate a pretty decent fortune. Her net worth is $1 million.