Roxana Saberi Biography
Roxana Saberi is an American correspondent, host, anchor, and reporter working for CBS News. She joined the network in January 2018.
Roxana Saberi Education
Saberi attended Fargo North High School where she graduated with honors in 1994. While there, she played piano and soccer and took part in Key Club and dance line. In 2007, she was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame. From there, she joined Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn where she graduated summa cum laude with degrees in communications and French. In addition, she attended Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism where she earned a master’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in international relations from the University of Cambridge.
Roxana Saberi Career
Saberi serves as a correspondent based in London for CBS News. Her reporting has been featured across all CBS News broadcasts and platforms. From 2016 to 2018, she served as a freelance correspondent for CBS News’ affiliate news service, Newspath, and CBS News. In addition to that, she worked for CBSN, CBS News’ 24/7 digital streaming news network as a fill-in anchor.
Prior to joining the CBS News team, she worked for Al Jazeera America as a correspondent. While there, she reported investigative, enterprise, and breaking news stories across the United States and abroad. She also reported on child labor and Muslim-Buddhist tensions in Myanmar. During her time in Japan, she hosted and reported a special on the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima, the U.S. military presence in Okinawa, and being biracial in Japanese society.
While working for Al Jazeera, she filed reports on ethnic minorities, racial, LGBTQ rights, and gender issues, and created a social justice beat. Before that, spent six years living and reporting in Iran. Saberi is fluent in Persian where she covered the changing roles of women in Iran, culture, the economy, the nuclear program, foreign policy, and politics.
During her time there, she opened and ran Feature Story News’ Tehran bureau, contributing daily and in-depth news reports for media organizations including Deutsche Welle, PRI, NPR, Channel News Asia, Fox News, and PBS. Furthermore, she filed radio reports and served as BBC’s freelance correspondent in Iran for ABC. She began her journalism career as a reporter for KVLY-TV, the NBC affiliate in Fargo, North Dakota. She then reported for News 24 Houston.
Roxana Saberi Age
Saberi is 45 years old as of 2022. She was born in Belleville, New Jersey, United States. She was born on April 26, 1977. Saberi celebrates her birthday on the 26th of April every year.
Roxana Saberi Height
Saberi stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 5 inches.
Roxana Saberi Family
Saberi was born in Belleville, New Jersey, and raised in North Dakota to her father Reza Saberi, and her mother, Akiko Saberi. Her father was born in Iran and her mother emigrated from Japan. When she was six months old, her family moved to Fargo, North Dakota.
Roxana Saberi Husband
Saberi is married to her better half Bahman Ghobadi who is a filmmaker.
Roxana Saberi Net Worth
Saberi has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned from her successful career as a correspondent, anchor, host, and reporter.
Roxana Saberi Salary
Saberi earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.
Saberi has done great which has earned her several awards and honors throughout her career. These awards include the NCAA Award of Valor, the Ilaria Alpi Freedom of the Press Award, as well as the Medill Medal of Courage.
Saberi Books Between Two Worlds: My Life and Captivity in Iran
In 2009, while writing a book about Iran, Saberi was arrested and held for 100 days in Tehran’s Evin Prison on a false charge of spying for the CIA. Following an international campaign for her release, she returned to the United States and wrote the book Between Two Worlds: My Life and Captivity in Iran. She continued to contribute reports about Iran and the Middle East and serve as an Iran commentator for various news organizations. Saberi has also covered Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban, Iraq after the fall of Saddam Hussein, and the 2006 Lebanon War.
Roxana Saberi CBS News
Saberi works at CBS News where he works alongside other famous CBS News anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;
- John Dickerson
- Seth Doane
- Tony Dokoupil
- Jericka Duncan
- Vladimir Duthiers
- Carter Evans
- Pamela Falk
- Major Garrett
- Jeff Glor
- Catherine Herridge
- Caitlin Huey-Burns
- Ramy Inocencio
- Dana Jacobson
- Gayle King
- Ian Lee
- Lilia Luciano
- Michelle Miller
- Erin Moriarty
- Ed O’Keefe
- Meg Oliver