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Cenk Uygur

Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks
Born March 21, 1970 (1970-03-21) (age 39)
Istanbul, Turkey
Occupation Radio Talk Show Host
Known for Political Commentary
Religious beliefs Agnostic

Cenk Uygur (pronounced /ˈdʒɛŋk ˈjuːɡər/, jenk yew-gur) (born March 21, 1970) is a Turkish-American who is the main host of the liberal talk radio show The Young Turks. He was also the host of the Internet interview show Meet The Bloggers throughout its run.

The show currently airs in a number of places, including the 8pm slot on XM Satellite Radio's America Left, channel 167. Aside from airing on the radio, TYT has also made several online partnerships with media groups such as AOL News, TidalTV, and YouTube. The show's YouTube channel gets an average of 13 million hits per month.

Uygur is also a regular blogger on The Huffington Post and an attorney. He grew up in East Brunswick Township, New Jersey, where he attended East Brunswick High School.[1] Uygur was a registered Republican in his youth.[2] He is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia Law School,[3] and a former associate at the law firms of Drinker Biddle & Reath in Washington, D.C. and Parcher, Hayes & Liebman in New York City. He first became a talk show host at a Washington, D.C. radio station on the weekends while working at Drinker, before eventually shifting to full-time radio work. He is an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Uyger has appeared on television on numerous occasions, on MSNBC, CNN Headline News, E! Entertainment Channel, Al Jazeera, ABC News, Voice of America, NPR, and Fox News Channel.[4]

Uyger is married and his wife, Wendy Lang, is a social worker.[5] He emigrated from Istanbul, Turkey to New Jersey aged eight.[6]


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