HYPE Day: Roxana Saberi

Mar 25, 2021 at 9:30am
HYPE Day: Roxana Saberi

The HYPE Career Ready Program combines inspirational speakers, unique learning experiences, and professional skills to help every student prepare for life after college.

*Please note that HYPE sessions are only open to members of the Heidelberg community. To register to attend a HYPE keynote, email hype@heidelberg.edu no earlier than four weeks before the event.

About Roxana Saberi

Roxana Saberi is a native of Fargo, ND, and currently a foreign correspondent with CBS News.

Based in London, Saberi covers Europe and the Middle East for CBS News. She has reported on the Women’s World Cup, Brexit, the royal family, the international impact of Covid-19, and more. Before moving to London, she freelanced for CBS News and its affiliate service, CBS Newspath, in New York, covering breaking and feature news. Prior to working with CBS, she reported for Al Jazeera America across the United States and abroad.

Saberi also lived and reported in Iran for six years, covering politics, foreign policy, the nuclear program, the economy, and the changing roles of women. She opened and ran Feature Story News’s Tehran bureau, contributing daily and ature news reports for media organizations including PBS, Fox News, Channel News Asia, NPR, PRI and Deutsche Welle. She served as BBC’s freelance correspondent in Iran and filed radio reports for ABC. While based in Iran, Saberi filed stories from across the region, covering Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban, post-Saddam Iraq, Tajikistan’s presidential election and the 2006 Lebanon War. Saberi was writing a book about Iran when she was arrested in 2009 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 served as an Iran commentator for various news organizations.

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