Yasmin Vossoughian Credits: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

About Yasmin Vossoughian
Age40 Years
BirthOctober 3, 1978 New York City
SpouseWhittaker Lindsay Clifford m. late June 2016
ChildrenAzur Vossoughian Clifford
ParentsDr. Ahad Vossoughian, Shamsi Vossoughian
AddressNew York
JobJournalist, TV host
Net Worth$7.0 Million
AlumniCornwall Central High School, Orange County, New York, Northfield Mount Hermon School, Northfield, Massachusetts, Occidental College, Los Angeles, California
Works ForMorning Joe First Look, MSNBC

Yasmin Vossoughian, MSNBC’s fearless journalist, has worked hard to get the news that viewers eagerly wait for, without paying heed to the dangers of her profession. She has covered all kinds of issues ranging from war and youth culture to Hollywood and terrorism, including elections in America, to establish a reputation as one of the best correspondents out there in the field. Yasmin Vossoughian’s ethnicity is Iranian, and she’s happily married to her long-time boyfriend.

Yasmin Vossoughian is one of the most talented journalists in Western media today. Those who watch her on TV have seen her passion for collecting, analyzing, and communicating the most urgent news to her millions of viewers.

Vossoughian is an American journalist and host. She is currently a co-anchor for Morning Joe First Look on MSNBC.


Morning Joe First Look was formerly called First Look. It’s an American morning news program, which airs on MSNBC.

Vossoughian is married to her long-time boyfriend, Whittaker Lindsay Clifford, who is a businessman. Of the two, Vossoughian is more well-known thanks to the very nature of her chosen profession.

Here are some details from Yasmin Vossoughian’s wiki.

She Graduated with a Degree in Economics & History

Born in New York City on October 3, 1978, to her parents, Dr. Ahad and Shamsi Vossoughian, Yasmin Vossoughian’s age is 39 years. She is the youngest daughter of her parents and is of Iranian ethnicity.

Vossoughian studied at Cornwall Central High School, in Orange County, New York. She then went to Northfield Mount Hermon School in Northfield, Massachusetts, and graduated from there in 1996.


After completing her high school studies, Vossoughian enrolled at the Occidental College, a private liberal arts college in Los Angeles, California, for her undergraduate studies. She graduated in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in economics and history.


Vossoughian Job

Yasmin Vossoughian Credits: yasminvossoughian/Instagram

Her First Job was as a Production Assistant for E!

After finishing her college studies, Vossoughian decided to hit the ground running to begin her career. She joined E! as a production assistant and later went on to produce for the Style Network.

Vossoughian then caught a lucky break when she got her first on-air job at the German-based Internet TV station called DTV. It was a very exciting experience for the young Vossoughian, as she had the responsibility of covering tragic, serious, and fun news-making events.


While she was at DTV, Vossoughian covered events like the World Trade Center attacks in New York City on September 11, 2001, and the race for the post of New York City Mayor.

She also covered entertainment and has interviewed many famous personalities, including big names like Tom Cruise, Robin Williams, Salma Hayek, and Susan Sarandon.

She Won Awards for Work on Current TV

Vossoughian then joined Current TV as a correspondent. It wasn’t long before she proved her journalism chops by taking on a particularly tough and even dangerous assignment.


She went all the way to Teheran, Iran alone, and made a documentary on the underground youth culture of the city. Vossoughian was virtually a one-woman army as she handled everything from reporting, shooting, editing, and presenting the documentary.

It was for this stellar work that she was awarded the CINE Golden Eagle Award in 2006.

AOL’s Loss Became HLN’s Gain

Vossoughian also covered stories from countries as diverse as Afghanistan, France, Liberia, Ghana, and Senegal. Undoubtedly, she proved that she would go all out to get a story and present the unvarnished truth to her viewers.

She also worked with AOL for a while as a host and producer for live news and entertainment programs before joining HLN (Headline News) in May 2014. She worked at HLN for nearly three years before making the move to MSNBC.

HLN is an American cable and satellite TV news channel that is owned by CNN. It was originally branded as CNN2 and later CNN Headline News.

Vossoughian languages

Yasmin Vossoughian Credits: yasminvossoughian/Instagram

Vossoughian Covered Stories in West Africa & the Middle East

Vossoughian is fluent in three languages—English, Persian, and French—and used them to great advantage when she traveled the globe pursuing important news stories.

She has covered burning issues like the victims of HIV/AIDS and malaria in West Africa, water filtration and environmental protection in Singapore, and life of the Fatah youth in the war-torn West Bank in the Middle East.

Vossoughian covered the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy when it struck the coast of Northeastern United States in October 2012. She also interviewed famous personalities like Newt Gingrich in Washington, D.C. and Madeleine Albright in Qatar.

Vossoughian Decided to Start a Family

Amid all this flurry of activity, Vossoughian found time to get married in June 2016 to her now-husband, Whittaker Lindsay Clifford. He works for his family business called Clifford Associates Inc.

The couple went to Ireland for their honeymoon. And there was speculation that Vossoughian was already pregnant because people spotted what they assumed was a baby bump!


Yasmin Vossoughian with husband Whittaker and son Azur Credits: yasminvossoughian/Instagram

Yasmin Vossoughian’s wedding was a close family affair. She was dressed in a white satin gown as she made her wedding vows to Clifford, feeling secure and happy on the biggest day of her life.

Vossoughian shared pictures of her wedding on Facebook with all her friends and fans, who had been waiting in anticipation for a peek at the exciting event. She now has a baby boy named Azur Vossoughian Clifford and is expecting her second child sometime in August 2018.

Vossoughian is Providing a Platform for the Helpless

Right now, Vossoughian is covering the controversial zero-tolerance immigration policy, which the Trump administration is planning to enforce. And thanks to this policy (with a purpose to crack down on illegal migration), children will be separated from their parents.

The news anchor is using her Twitter account to encourage debate on this issue. Even former First Lady Laura Bush has tweeted her concerns on Yasmin Vossoughian’s Twitter account.

Bringing the Truth to her Viewers is her Passion

According to reports, Yasmin Vossoughian has a net worth estimated at around $7.0 million. She has earned her wealth because of all the hard days she has put in her work since the beginning of her career.

Now, with a caring husband, cute son, baby number two on the way, and a fire in her heart to inform people of the truth, Vossoughian is in the thick of her life. Committed journalists don’t come better than Yasmin Vossoughian!

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