Asieh Namdar is an anchor for CCTV AMERICA in Washington DC. She comes to CCTV with more than 20-years of experience at CNN, where she served as an anchor for CNNI, a Senior writer for HLN, and a contributor to CNN.com.
Namdar has written and reported on many international stories: The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the tsunami disaster in Asia, the disputed 2009 election and protests in Iran… as well as typhoon Haiyan as it hit the Philippines in 2013.
Namdar has has conducted one-on-one interviews with Nobel Peace-Prize Laureate ShirinEbadi, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, Jordan’s Queen Rania, Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and best-selling Author AzarNafisi.
She is originally from Iran and speaks Farsi fluently.
In 2004, she traveled to ancient city of Bam in Iran after a deadly earthquake. She went on a humanitarian mission to provide relief to survivors. It was her first trip to her native Iran since she left at the age of 12.
Asieh has been recognized for her work by numerous Iranian-American organizations.
Asieh graduated from the University of California at Berkeley, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in communications.
Asieh is married and has two daughters, Leila and Roya.