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Cenk Uygur

The Young Turks

Cenk Uygur is the host and founder of The Young Turks, the largest online news show in the world, and CEO of the TYT Network.

TYT Network online has a verified global audience of more than 99 million views a month and 2.9 billion total video views, making it one of the most watched online news networks in the world. TYT Network shows appear on YouTube, Hulu, Pivot TV, MakerTV and more.

The Young Turks is the flagship show of the TYT Network and is a Google Preferred News channel. The Young Turks premiered on Sirius Satellite Radio in the first quarter of 2002 as the platform's first original program before moving to XM Satellite Radio in 2006. The show has also been on Air America and Current TV.

Additional TYT Network channels include What the Flick?!, PopTrigger, Think Tank, TYT Sports, among others.

Uygur is the former host of MSNBC Live and The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur on Current TV. He has also appeared numerous times on CNN, CNN Headline News, E! Entertainment Channel, Al Jazeera, ABC News, Voice of America, NPR and Fox News Channel. Uygur is among the top five most popular bloggers on The Huffington Post.

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business and Columbia University Law School, Uygur was a lawyer, television writer and television host before founding “The Young Turks.”

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Events featuring Cenk Uygur
Events featuring Cenk Uygur