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About Us: Editor

November 5, 2008

KELLY GOLNOUSH NIKNEJAD
Editor, TehranBureau.com
kgn2102 [at] columbia [dot] edu

Golnoush was born in Iran and moved to the United States shortly after she turned 17. She studied political science and writing in college, and emphasized international law in her coursework in law school, including two summers of residential studies in European law in Paris, France. She was admitted to practice law in California and before the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.

She started her news career on the staff of a news agency in Southern California, where she covered legal affairs for two years. After a one-year stint as a general assignment reporter for a small newspaper in Massachusetts, she moved to New York City and earned two masters degrees in journalism from Columbia University, the first with an emphasis in print, and the second specializing in politics and government. While in school, she worked for TIME Magazine, and served as a special correspondent for The Los Angeles Times.

After graduation, she wrote for and helped edit California Lawyer Magazine in San Francisco, served as an associate producer in London for PBS/FRONTLINE, and helped develop a diplomatic affairs and an Iran beat for a new English-language newspaper in the Middle East, seeing it through its much-anticipated launch. Her columns are syndicated by Agence Global. She also serves as a freelance producer and consultant to ABC News.

Her hobbies include music, foreign films and learning new languages.