Yeganeh Torbati

Reporter, Reuters

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Yeganeh Torbati is a Washington, D.C.-based reporter for Reuters, covering the State Department and sanctions issues. From 2011 to 2013, Yeganeh covered Iran's politics, economy, foreign policy, and nuclear program for Reuters, through spot reports, features, analysis pieces, and award-winning investigations. 

Yeganeh was part of a Reuters reporting team that uncovered the $95 billion financial empire controlled by Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in 2013. For the story, the team received numerous awards including the Gerald Loeb Award, the Overseas Press Club Award, the European Press Prize in Investigative Reporting, the SABEW Best in Business International Investigative Award, and the Deadline Club's Daniel Pearl Award for Investigative Reporting.

Yeganeh previously reported for the Baltimore Sun and interned at the New York Times, and received her bachelor's degree from Yale University. She volunteers with the Press Pass Mentors program, and is a native Oklahoman.

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