Who Is Cenk Uygur? (Official Webby Award Honoree - Best Web Personality/Host)
Official Webby Award Honoree for Best Web Personality/Host in the 15th annual Webby Awards - Cenk Uygur.
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Cenk Uygur is host of The Young Turks, the first ever live, daily web television talk show. The Young Turks is the largest online news show in the world. The show is one of the Top 50 You Tube Partners, with over 23 million views a month on the The Young Turks You Tube Channel.
The Young Turks received the Best Political Podcast 2009 at the Podcast Awards and Best Political News Site 2009 at the Mashable Awards.
The Young Turks is also now the flagship show of the TYT Network. The other stations include TYT Sports, TYT Interviews, The Top Vlog and the movie review show What the Flick?! The TYT Network has over 385 million views on YouTube.
Cenk 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 starting The Young Turks. Cenk also blogs on Huffington Post, Daily Kos, ABC News 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.
A sampling of recent guests include Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, President Jimmy Carter, Julian Assange, Michael Moore, Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader, DNC Chair Howard Dean, Russel Simmons, Presidential Candidate Pat Buchanan, Actor Matt Dillon, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Supreme Allied Commander General Wesley Clark, Actor Mel Brooks, Brian Williams of NBC News, Sam Donaldson of ABC News, Professor of Linguistics at MIT Noam Chomsky, Actor Richard Dreyfuss, Political Commentator Mary Matalin, Political Commentator Arianna Huffington, among numerous others.