Roxana Saberi

Al Jazeera America
Senior Producer/Reporter

Roxana Saberi is a New-York based journalist for Al Jazeera America. From 2003 to 2009, she lived and worked in Iran, where she filed reports for organizations such as Feature Story NewsNPRBBCABC Radio and Fox News. She was writing a book about Iran when she was arrested in 2009 in Tehran and held for 100 days. After returning to the United States, Ms. Saberi wrote Between Two Worlds: My Life and Captivity in Iran. She also worked as a freelance journalist, with articles appearing in The Washington PostThe Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. She has received awards such as the Medill Medal of Courage, the Ilaria Alpi Freedom of the Press Award, the NCAA Award of Valor, a Project for Middle East Democracy Award, and an East-West Freedom Award from the Levantine Cultural Center. She was also named one of Jaycees’ 2011 Ten Outstanding Young Americans and was honored by the Japanese American Citizens League as an “Outstanding Woman.” Saberi holds her first master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and her second master’s degree in international relations from the University of Cambridge.