Asieh Namdar

Asieh Namdar is an Anchor for CGTN America in Washington, D.C. She comes to CGTN 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

Namdar has written and reported on many international stories, including the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the tsunami disaster in Asia, the disputed 2009 election and protests in Iran, and typhoon Haiyan as it hit the Philippines in 2013.

Namdar has conducted one-on-one interviews with Nobel Peace-Prize Laureate Shirin Ebadi, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, Jordan’s Queen Rania, Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, and best-selling author Azar Nafisi.

Recently, she spoke one-on-one with Iran’s foreign minister, Javad Zarif, on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly.

In 2004, she traveled to ancient city of Bam in Iran for a humanitarian mission after a deadly earthquake. 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 is originally from Iran and speaks Farsi fluently. She 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.


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September 27, 2019

Could Trump’s presidency actually come to an end?

An impeachment inquiry against President Trump is moving forward. But is Congress and the public ready for what's next? For perspective, we're joined by Bruce Fein, who helped draft the articles of impeachment against presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton. Read More...
Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif
September 23, 2019

One-on-One w/ Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif

On the sidelines of the UNGA, CGTN's Asieh Namdar spoke with Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. They talked about the war in Yemen, sanctions, the U.S. decision to deploy troops to Saudi Arabia, and accusations Iran was behind a major attack on Saudi Arabia's oil industry. Read More...
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