Bakhtiar was on the air live when the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks began. She reported throughout that working day and has continued to cover the unfolding event as the crisis turned into a appear-and-rescue mission that evolved into a war on terrorism.
In 2002, Bakhtiar traveled to Jerusalem to produce reports on the conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians
Previously, Bakhtiar was a co-anchor of CNN Student News, the 30-minute, commercial-free of charge news and features technique developed specifically for use in the classroom. She provided multiple reports for the network while on assignment from several countries including South Africa, Rwanda, Ethiopia and Mali. Bakhtiar has been honored for her work, most recently, with the 2002 Iranian American Republican Council Achievement Award in recognition of Outstanding Achievements, Excellence and Accomplishments within the Iranian American community. Bakhtiar joined CNN in 1996 as an intern in the Los Angeles bureau and relocated to the network’s world headquarters in Atlanta in 1997 as a video journalist for CNN International. She was a segment producer for CNNfn and aided launch 4 new business programs on CNN International.
Throughout her career with CNN, Bakhtiar has worked on programs including CNN Impact, CNNfn’s Asia Biz and various shows on CNN International.
In 2002, Bakhtiar was recognized by Lycos as one of the top 20 most popular television news personalities in the broadcast news industry.Bakhtiar was raised in Iran and earned a bachelor’s degree in science from the University of California, Los Angeles.
|Date of Birth||21 June 1966,|
|Place of Birth||Fresno, California, USA|