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Roxana Saberi Married, Husband, Boyfriend, Dating, Parents, Height

Date: 05 Jun, 2017

Roxana Saberi Married, Husband, Boyfriend, Dating, Parents, Height

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Date of Birth 1977-04-26
Nationality American, Iranian
Profession Journalist
Marital Status Engaged
Husband/Spouse Bahman Ghobadi (Fiance)
Divorced/Engaged Not Yet
Gay/Lesbain No
Ethnicity Iranian
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Children/Kids Not Yet
Education Cambridge University
Siblings No
Parents Reza Saberi (Father), Akiko Saberi (Mother)

Roxana Saberi is an American author and a journalist. She was born on April 26, 1977, in Belleville, New Jersey, U.S. She is also known as the former Miss North Dakota pageant winner. Saberi was held a prisoner in Evin Prison in Iran for 101 days, and she was accused of espionage. She is the daughter of Reza Saberi, who is an Iranian and Akiko Saberi, who emigrated from Japan. She belongs to multiracial ethnicity. Her parents along with her moved to Fargo, North Dakota when she was just six months old.

Saberi graduated from Fargo North High School in the year 1994. She played soccer and piano and took part in dance line and key club. In 2007 Saberi was inducted into the school's Hall of Fame. She graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead with degrees in French and Communication.  Saberi also played soccer for the Cobbers team from 1994 to 1996.

Saberi holds her first master's degree from Northwestern University in Broadcast Journalism and her second master's degree which she did from the "University of Cambridge in International Relations." At the time of her arrest, she was working on another master's degree in Iranian studies.

In the year 1997, she was chosen as Miss North Dakota.  She was also among the top ten finalists in 1998`s Miss America pageant. There she won the Scholar Award. 

In 2003, Saberi moved to Iran. In the year 2006, the Iranian authorities revoked Saberi's press accreditation and put an end to the FSN Bureau where she worked as a reporter. She maintained a second press accreditation which permitted her to work as a freelance reporter in Iran for the BBC network. It was also revoked in late 2006. After that Saberi cut ties with the BBC but continued to file occasional reports from the country for IPS, ABC Radio and NPR.

On the year 2009, on April 8 the Iranian government charged Saberi with espionage to which she denied the charges on her. She was subsequently convicted, and she got sentenced to 8 years of imprisonment. An appeals court reduced the charge against her from espionage to possessing classified information. She again denied this charge but her eight-year prison term reduced to a two-year suspended sentence. She got released from the prison on May 11, 2009.

After she was released  Saberi wrote a book about her experiences in Iran. Her book was titled  ‘Between Two Worlds: My Life and Captivity in Iran,' which was released on March 30, 2010. Saberi has won many awards which include the 2008 Medill Medal of Courage, the 2009 NCAA award for valor, the 2009 Ilaria Alpi Freedom of the Press award and a 2010 Project on Middle East Democracy Award.

Talking about her personal life Saberi is a married woman.  Her husband is Iranian filmmaker, Bahman Ghobadi. There are no rumors of her dating anyone or having a boyfriend before her marriage. She is a good looking woman with a decent height. Details about her net worth and salary have not been disclosed in the media yet. More information about her and her bio can be found on Wikipedia and other sites.


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