Cenk Uygur

  • Birth Name: Cenk Kadir Uygur
  • Birth Place: Istanbul, Turkey
  • Profession: Host, Panelist, Producer, Writer
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  • Emigrated with his family from Turkey when he was 8 years old.
  • Worked as an associate attorney at the law firms of Drinker Biddle & Reath in Washington, D.C., and Hayes & Liebman in New York City.
  • Was host of MSNBC Live.
  • In 2002, launched The Young Turks as a talk show on Sirius Satellite Radio.
  • Host and founder of The Young Turks (TYT), an American liberal political and social commentary program.
  • CEO of TYT Network.


  • Wendy Lang — Wife
  • Prometheus Maximus Uygur — Son


  • Wharton School of Business at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States (majored in Management); Columbia Law School, New York City, New York, United States (Juris Doctor degree)

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