yasminYasmin Ghahremani is a writer, editor and video producer whose extensive experience in broadcast, print and web video spans four continents. As a journalist, Yasmin has covered business, technology, science, the environment, lifestyle and travel.

Yasmin was born in Kansas City, USA to an Iranian father from the nomadic Qashqai tribe and a mother from Dodge City, Kansas. Her passion for other cultures has guided her career, from the Master of International Affairs degree she earned from Columbia University, to the years she has spent living overseas. She has studied French in Antibes, France and Mandarin in Beijing, China; won a fellowship that took her to Germany to work as an exchange journalist for Deutsche Welle Television; and lived for more than seven years as a broadcast and print journalist in Hong Kong. In 2008, she won another fellowship and prepared for a reporting project in Iran the following year. It was thwarted by post-election unrest, but she remains hopeful that a trip to her father’s homeland is in her future. She spent nearly two years in Sydney, Australia before heading for the American Outback in Austin, Texas in 2011.

Print Career

A resident of Hong Kong from 1996 to 2003, Yasmin served as a senior writer for Asiaweek magazine, a sister publication to Time Asia. While there, she helped the magazine win an award from the Society of Publishers in Asia for technology coverage. Her stories have also appeared in The New York Times, Popular Science Australia, Prevention Australia, CFO, Crain’s New York Business, Variety, Far Eastern Economic Review, South China Morning Post, Economist Intelligence Unit publications and others.

Besides writing, Yasmin’s creativity, tact and meticulous nature make her a natural at editing. As the features editor at Hong Kong Tatler, a business and lifestyle magazine, she worked with contributors to develop stories, edited them and oversaw art and photography for the pieces. She has also top edited for commercial ventures including Discovery Reports, an agency whose clients’ pieces run in Fortune magazine and the International Herald Tribune; and she has copy edited for clients ranging from Maxim magazine to the Australian government.

Television/Video Career

Television was Yasmin’s first significant entrée into media, and video production is a creative passion she continues to nurture. Her many years of experience have made her efficient at preparing for shoots and skilled at anticipating situations before they happen.

Yasmin began her TV career at CNN in Atlanta, where the breaking news environment at CNN Headline News proved to be a great training ground for learning to write and line produce with high speed and accuracy. She graduated to producing positions at CNN World Report and CNN’s Environment Unit before leaving CNN after five years. In 1996 she moved to Hong Kong where she worked as a line producer with CNBC Asia, producing live, daily newscasts including live shots and interview segments. During this time, she also had jobs in which she created long-form programs about Asian lifestyle and culture for Discovery Channel Asia. Her coverage of the Hong Kong environment for a local station also earned her a finalist spot at the New York TV and Film Festival.

In 2006, Yasmin returned to video production, this time working with web video at the AT&T Tech Channel. The Tech Channel is a video website dedicated to consumer technology information and entertainment. Yasmin worked both in front of the camera and behind it, overseeing production of news features and helping develop new programming.

She has also worked as a field producer for CNBC’s Business of Innovation series. In Sydney, Yasmin helped produce and write the evening newscast at SBS, the country’s national multi-cultural broadcaster.