|Cenk Kadir Uygur|
|Political party:||Independent (1992-present)
Republican (before 1992)
|Education:||University of Pennsylvania (B.S.)
Columbia University (J.D.)
|Occupation||Activist, columnist, entrepreneur, and political pundit|
|Born||March 21, 1970|
Cenk Kadir Uygur, is the host and of The Young Turks (TYT). Uygur was born in Turkey and raised from age eight in the United States. He worked as an attorney in Washington, D.C. and New York before beginning his career as a political commentator. Originally a moderate Conservative Republican, he has since become a staunch critic of both the Republican and Democratic parties, and has adopted strongly progressive views. In addition to hosting TYT, Uygur appeared on MSNBC as a political commentator in 2010, later hosting a weeknight commentary show on the channel for nearly six months until being replaced by Rev. Al Sharpton . Shortly after leaving MSNBC, Uygur secured a show on Current TV that began airing on December 5, 2011.
Uygur was raised in a Sunni Muslim community and later became agnostic in his teens. Cenk has studied many different religious texts and decided that religion just wasn't for him. Regardless, he respects everybody's religion as long as they're not trying to hurt other people's beliefs using religious fundamentalism or extremism.
Bigger cause of badassery than being the host of TYT
He created Wolf PAC!
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