KAYVON AFSHARI

New York, NY

EXPERIENCE Fox News Channel- Associate Producer, The Ingraham Angle 2017-Pres
• Helped launch one of the most popular cable news primetime broadcasts. Consistently
beat our competitors, with an average 2.4m nightly viewers
• Produce our nightly A block, typically on the most important political story
• Developed strong and useful relationships. My contacts database is highly-organized
and extensive. It includes mobile numbers and personal email addresses for current and
former senators, congressmen, governors, FBI agents, and well-known political operatives
• Field produced various segments
Fox News Channel- Associate Producer, The Next Revolution with Steve Hilton 2017
• Created, researched, wrote, and produced the popular ‘Swamp Watch’ weekly series.
I exposed various industries, corporations, and elected officials enriching themselves
through the abuse of public trust
• Segments: Pharmaceutical industry, military-industrial complex, Saudi Arabia’s
Washington lobby, the Ex-Im Bank, megahospitals <kayvonafshari.com/swamp-watch>
• Field produced interviews in Washington w/ Sen. David Perdue, writer Charles Murray
Fox Business Network- Associate Producer, Stossel 2016
• Produced weekly segments for John Stossel’s show from a libertarian perspective
CBS News- Broadcast Associate, International Desk 2008-14
• Tracked international developments to pitch stories and coordinate coverage
• Shot, edited, and produced pieces for CBSNews.com as a one-man-band

VICE on HBO- Consulting Producer 2016
• Produced a documentary on the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution
• Gained rare, exclusive access to an Iranian nuclear facility for Shane Smith and crew
• Secured interviews with the Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi,
Iranian Vice President Masoumeh Ebtekar, and other Iranian officials
American Iranian Council- Director of Communications 2014-16
• Hosted a speaker series; featured Amb. Dennis Ross, Dr. James Zogby, & Amb. William Luers
• Created and hosted a video interview series; interviewed Gary Sick, Robert Einhorn, Amb.
Hossein Mousavian, and Richard Nephew
• Liaised with government officials from the US, Iran, Switzerland, India, Afghanistan, Brazil, Russia
• Managed team of 6 employees and interns; supervised policy papers; drafted press releases
The Mideast Show - Host & Executive Producer <www.mideastshow.com> 2014-15
• Created and hosted a satirical newscast all about the Middle East; acquired 21k views
• Managed a 20-person team incl journalists, comedy writers, cameramen, editors, & designers

EDUCATION New York University, Master of International Relations, Department of Politics, GPA: 3.97 2010-12
McGill University, Bachelor of Arts with Distinction, Political Science & Middle Eastern Studies 2003-07
German Academic Exchange Service, Serbia/Macedonia- Participated in field research project 2012
with the German government on human trafficking

SKILLS Writing and copy editing
News production: Avid iNews; AP Electronic News Production System (ENPS)
Video Editing: Adobe Premiere (fluent), Final Cut Pro 7 (intermediate)
Adobe InDesign (advanced); Adobe Photoshop (advanced)
Social Media: Hootsuite, Sprout Social, Tweetdeck, Facebook EdgeRank
Videography: Panasonic AJ-SPX 800 DV P2 Camcorder, Digital Photography: PENTAX K200

LANGUAGES Persian (Advanced), Spanish (Basic) French (Basic)

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