Cenk Kadir Uygur (born March 21, 1970) is a Turkish-American political activist and commentator and Internet personality. He is the main host and co-founder of the Internet talk radio show The Young Turks (TYT). He also was the main host on the television version of the show that aired on Current TV and later Al Jazeera America.
Uygur was born in Istanbul, Turkey on March 21, 1970. He moved to the United States with his parents when he was eight years old. He was raised in a Sunni Muslim family. He grew up in East Brunswick, New Jersey and graduated from the East Brunswick High School. He studied at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where he majored in management and was on the Student Activities Council representing the Turkish Students Association. He lives in Los Angeles, California and is a "fervent agnostic".
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- "Cenk Uygur biography". The Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cenk-uygur/. Retrieved February 12, 2014.
- Öz, Işıl (July 3, 2008). ""The Young Turks" is the first nationwide 'liberal talk show' in US". Turkish Journal. http://turkishjournal.com/i.php?newsid=2925. Retrieved February 12, 2014.
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