Yashar Ali (Journalist) Bio, Wiki, Age, Iran, Husband, Huffington Post, Net worth, Twitter


Yashar Ali Biography

Yashar Ali is an American journalist who is a reporter and contributor to HuffPost, NBC News and New York magazine. He has reported some of the major news stories, from the Russia investigation to the Fox News sexual harassment scandal to the Harvey Weinstein saga.

Yashar Ali Age

Yashar is 40 years old; he was born on November 23, 1979 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Yashar Ali Family

Yashar was born to Samad Hedayat (father) and Batool Hedayat (mother). His father is a professor at Cornell University. He has one sister who is married.

Yashar Ali Education

Yashar attended Holy Cross High School in River Grove. He skipped college for the entertainment business.

Yashar Ali Iran

Ali was born to Iranian parents, he revealed that he was the target of bullying from a young age due to his Iranian heritage – particularly when stories like the Iran Contra scandal and the Salman Rushdie controversy dominated news coverage.

Yashar Ali Political Career

Ali began his career in politics as one of the major fundraisers for Hillary Clinton’s Presidental Campaign in 2008. He would often talk to members of the press on background regarding campaign finance topics.

In 2011, after Yashar shared a viral essay he had written, Clinton responded: “I love your blogging and am thrilled at your success both because it is YOU and because of the subject. Women all around the world need male champions and translators of their/our experiences. And I’m impressed and gratified that you have found your voice and an audience.”

After Clinton lost to Barack Obama he went to work for Gavin Newsom, then the well-known mayor of San Francisco. At the time Newsom had gubernatorial aspirations at the time, but pulled out of the race in 2009. Yashar went to work in his office at City Hall instead.

Yashar Ali Journalist – Yashar Ali Huffington Post

Ali began his career in journalism crafting essays about politics and social issues. At the time he was in a dysfunctional relationship, and after a like-minded conversation with a female friend, decided to write an article about the “fucked-up way that men can treat women,” he said. The essay went viral, first on Yashar’s own website as well as when he licensed it out to other publications.

In the early summer of 2016 he began writing for New York magazine and the Daily Beast, where Yashar said he maintained social connections with editors. At this time he began to focus on Twitter.

Twitter also served as a reporting resource. After he tweeted about Megyn Kelly’s sit down for NBC News with Russian President Vladimir Putin, a Russian email account sent Yashar unedited footage from the interview.

Yashar Ali Gay

Yashar identifies as gay, since he was born in a Muslim family it was hard for him to come out to his family. In 2009 at the age of 22, he finally told his parents and much to his surprise his family accepted who he was. His parents, however, demanded him to keep his gay identity a secret from his distant family and friends back in Iran and the USA. The demand however started bothering him and he began dealing with a massive identity crisis. One day, he came out in front of his distant relatives at a party and embraced his sexuality as an openly gay person.

Yashar Ali Partner – Yashar Ali Husband

Yashar keeps his personal life private and has not revealed if he is in a relationship or not.

Yashar Ali Andy Lassner

Yashar keeps showing his affection towards Andy Lassner- executive producer of The Ellen Show. Andy is however not gay and is married to his wife Lorie and has three children.

Yashar Ali Net worth

Yashar’s net worth is under review.

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