Cenk Uygur is host of The Young Turks on Current TV as well as the host and co-founder of The Young Turks online which is the largest news show on the Internet. The Young Turks on Current TV features Uygur and a group of progressive, outspoken journalists and commentators discussing politics and pop culture in an unscripted, no-holds-barred atmosphere that breaks the mold of traditional cable news programming.
The Young Turks (TYT) online has a verified global audience of more than 30 million views a month and over half a billion total video views of The Young Turks YouTube Channel, making it one of the most watched online news shows covering politics, pop culture and lifestyle.
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 Young Turks is the flagship show of the TYT Network. TYT Network channels include What the Flick?!, TYT Sports, TYT University and TwenTYTwelve, among others. TYT has also recently launched a show called The Point on a new online-only channel, Town Square, as part of YouTube’s new original channels initiative.
The Young Turks received the Best Political Podcast 2009 at the Podcast Awards and Best Political News Site 2009 at the Mashable Awards.
Uygur is the former host of MSNBC Live and has appeared numerous times on CNN, CNN Headline News, E! Entertainment Channel, Al Jazeera, ABC News, Voice of America, NPR and even Fox News Channel. He is one of the most popular bloggers on The Huffington Post, and also a contributor to Daily Kos and Politico.
Described by the Pittsburgh City Paper as “Part Howard Stern, Part Howard Dean, ”The Young Turks presents a smart, funny and irreverent take on politics, pop culture and news. The main TYT brand is truth-telling.
Uygur currently resides in Los Angeles.
Uygur is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business and Columbia University Law School. He worked as a lawyer, television writer and television host before co-founding The Young Turks.
""The event was a success and Cenk was excellent. His speech was well received, relevant and on message with MLFA’s desired content. Should the opportunity arise we would sincerely look forward to working with him again.""- President & Executive Director, MLFA