Roxana Saberi Biography
Roxana Saberi is a CBS News correspondent based in London. She joined CBS News in January 2018 and is the former Miss North Dakota, pageant winner.
Roxana Saberi Age/Birthday
Saberi was born on April 26, 1977, in Belleville, New Jersey, United States. She is 44 years old as of 2021 and celebrates her birthday on 26th April of every year.
Roxana Saberi Height
Saberi stands at a height of 1.73 meters (5feet 8 inches).
Roxana Saberi Family
Saberi was born to her parents, Reza Saberi (father) and Akiko Saberi, (mother). Her family moved to Fargo, North Dakota when she was 6 months old. It is not known whether she has siblings or not. We will update you when the information is available.
Roxana Saberi Dating
Saberi likes to keep his personal life private hence has not yet disclosed any information about her relationship/dating status. We will update this information as soon as it has been made available.
Roxana Saberi Education
Saberi graduated with honors from Fargo North High School in 1994, where she played piano and soccer and took part in Key Club and the dance line. In 1997, she graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, with degrees in Communication and French. Also, she holds a master’s degree in broadcast journalism from Northwestern University and a second master’s degree in international relations from the University of Cambridge.
Roxana Saberi Career
From 2016 until 2018, Saberi worked as a freelance correspondent for CBS News and Newspath, CBS News’ affiliate news service. She filled in as an anchor on CBSN, CBS News’ 24-hour digital streaming news network.
Saberi previously worked as a correspondent for Al Jazeera America, where she reported on breaking news, business, and investigative stories from around the United States and overseas. In Myanmar, she reported on child labor and Muslim-Buddhist tensions.
In Japan, she hosted and reported on a special commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic blast, the US military presence in Okinawa, and being biracial in Japanese society. Saberi also established a social justice beat for Al Jazeera America, reporting on gender problems, LGBTQ rights, and racial and ethnic minorities.
Saberi previously spent six years living and reporting in Iran. She spoke Persian fluently and spoke on politics, foreign policy, the nuclear program, the economy, culture, and the changing roles of women in Iran. She founded and ran Feature Story News’ Tehran bureau while there, producing daily and in-depth news reports to media outlets such as PBS, Fox News, Channel News Asia, NPR, PRI, and Deutsche Welle. Also, she worked as a freelance correspondent for the BBC in Iran and produced radio reports for ABC.
Saberi was detained and held for 100 days in Tehran’s Evin Prison in 2009 while writing a book about Iran on a spurious charge of spying for the CIA. She returned to the United States after an international campaign for her release and wrote the book Between Two Worlds: My Life in Captivity in Iran.
She continued to submit reporting about Iran and the Middle East, as well as function as an Iran pundit for numerous news outlets. Saberi has also covered Afghanistan following the Taliban’s fall, Iraq after Saddam Hussein’s fall, and the 2006 Lebanon War.
On March 3, 2009, Saberi was arrested. Dual citizenship is not recognized in Iran. International press organizations addressed an open letter to Iran requesting that Saberi be granted independent access. Signatories included NPR President Vivian Schiller, ABC News President David Westin, and Fox News’ John Stack.
Saberi was charged with espionage and condemned to prison for eight years. According to her father, she was pressured into making incriminating claims. Her parents were permitted a 30-minute visit with her in Evin Prison on April 6.
Roxana Saberi Net Worth
Saberi has an estimated net worth of $1 million.