Yasmin Vossoughian joined HLN in May, 2014 as a correspondent, and covers a variety of beats including entertainment and breaking news.
Yasmin Vossoughian joined HLN in May, 2014 as a correspondent, and covers a variety of beats including entertainment and breaking news. Prior to joining HLN, she was a host and producer for a live news and entertainment program at AOL.
Earlier, Vossoughian served as a reporter for the local New York City cable news channel NY1. Her accomplishments include on-site coverage of Hurricane Sandy's devastation and as one of the first reporting teams to broadcast from the severely hit borough of Staten Island.
Previously, she was an international correspondent for the innovative online video news program oneminutenews.com, which presents a humorous digest of trending news.
Vossoughian's entry into journalism was as a world news correspondent at the Gallup World Poll. In that role, she interviewed leaders from across the globe including Madeleine Albright in Qatar, Newt Gingrich in Washington D.C., young West African victims of HIV/AIDS and malaria, Fatah youth in the West Bank, and experts in water filtration and environmental protection in Singapore.
Vossoughian's "big break" was in 2005 as a correspondent for Al Gore's newly launched Current TV. The following year she received a Cine Golden Eagle Award for her work there.
An experienced international news reporter, Vossoughian she is no stranger to the red carpet and has interviewed Hollywood luminaries from Tom Cruise to Salma Hayek.
A graduate of Occidental College in Los Angeles with an Advanced Bachelor of Arts degree, Vossoughian skills include fluency in French and Farsi.