Ahmad Baharloo

Ahmad Reza Baharloo was born in a place called Darab, a small town with huge lands, huge farms, and many villages around it. He started elementary school in Darab and finished high school in Shiraz. He received a BA in Economics from 'Melli University' in Tehran, and in September 13 1973, his American journey started. In 1977 after receiving a Master degree in Film and Television, he made a feature film, called 'The End Of Childhood', about young Iranians coming to the U.S with dreams to fulfill and in Aug 6 1978 after a short trip to the homeland, he left Darab, Shiraz, Tehran, and Iran for good. He started journalism as a Sports writer in Tehran's Mossavar Weekly Magazine while at college and then became the Sports editor. He continued until 1973 when he went to the U.S. He started his Radio career in the Voice Of America - VOA ® on November 22nd 1979, and expanded it to TV on October 18th 1996. He has served VOA to this date on almost every capacity, from translator to announcer, MC, anchorman, programmer, managing editor, editor in chief, deputy chief, and so on.

In 1994 he started the radio programme of "Roundtable With You" a live call-in program from Washington in Persian. Little over two years later he started the first live TV broadcast from Voice Of America® in Washington D.C. On June 3rd 2006 "Roundtable With You" became a daily program, and it was on its 10th anniversary in October 2006 that "Roundtable With You" received the Persian Golden Lioness Awards® from the World Academy of Arts, Literature, and Media – WAALM® in Budapest. Ahmad also received an Honorary Doctorate in the same year from International Further Studies Institute - IFSI® in Hungary for his outstanding endeavor to expand human horizon and public social awareness.

View the artwork sample and message to the Academy HERE