Rudi Bakhtiar Bio, Age, Career, Net Worth, Height, Weight, Family, Ethnicity


Rudi Bakhtiar is popularly known for the show she hosted on CNN, the prime-time three-hour newscast called the CNN Headline News tonight. Her birth name is Rudabeh Carleen Bakhtiar, she was born in 1966 on June 21st and is 53 years old. Her birthplace in Frenso, California, United States of America. Rudi is the producer of Reuters. She is of white ethnicity and is an American National who is an Iranian immigrant of Bakhtiari heritage.

Rudi Bakhtiar Career Details

Rudi has worked for Cable News Network for 9 years since 1996. While at CNN she anchored the CNN Headline News Tonight, also she co-anchored CNN Newsroom which was nominated for Emmy. She worked for Anderson Cooper 360 as a correspondent. She is known for her great reporting skills hence has worked on assigned in different countries in Europe, The Middle East and Africa.

Rudi left CNN to care for her sick father. Rudi, therefore, joined Fox News Channel in 2006, she worked as a general correspondent handling international news. Some of the stories she reported about are the Ahmadinejad-al-Maliki summit in 2006 in Tehran and Saddam Hussein’s trial and execution in later 2016. In 2007, she was sucked after her sexual harassment complaint.

Rudi Bakhtiar became the director of public relations for the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans in 2008. She made and produced minidocumentaries; Profiles of Iranian Americans which aired about the lifestyles of successful Iranians in America. Passing the Torch of Success is an event which trains Iranian-American university students and runs annually, Rudi created and produced it for the organization. Then she was pushed out of the organization because of her stand on human rights violations for Iranians.

Bakhitiar also officiated at the Noor Iranian Film Festival in 2009 as a judge. Bakhitiar also took part as an actress in 2016 for Jimmy Vesthoo: American Hero and in 2015 in the NOWRUZ: lost and found

Rudi Bakhtiar Family Details

Rudi is from a family of three, she has a young brother and sister. Rudi’s sister Desiree Bakhtiar, is known for her role in the movie Fault. Her father passed on in 2005, he had oropharyngeal cancer. Her family line includes her uncle Shapour Bakhtiar who was once prime minister of Iran. Her great grandfather is Sardar Jang. She has been raised in Iran and America since her childhood. Her hobbies include tennis, tae kwon do, horse riding, waterskiing, white water rafting, and oil painting.

Rudi Bakhtiar Education Details

In 1990, she got a Bachelor of Science from the University of California, Los Angeles. She also joined the Career Discovery program at Harvard School of Design where she studied architecture.

Rudi Bakhtiar Recognitions

  • Rudi the master of ceremonies for a lecture given at the University of California in Irvine in 2005 and for the Iranian American Technology Council Gala in Washington D.C in 2003.
  • Rudi ranked ninth on the list of news personalities from January to August of 2002. The same year she received the Iranian American Republican Council Achievement Award For the outstanding achievements, excellence, and accomplishments within the Iranian American community.

Rudi Bakhtiar Net Worth

Rudi’s net worth is approximately USD 6 Million. Her sources of income are from her jobs at CNN, at Reuter, Fox news, and her huge settlement from the sexual harassment case.

Rudi Bakhtiar Sexual Harassment

Rudi filed a case after her termination from work by Fox News, she had reported the alleged sexual harassment by her colleague at Fox News Brian Wilson who was to be promoted to Washington bureau chief. Her lawyer said her termination was unlawfully and she was treated unlawfully too. The case went into confidential mediation. Her win came when the ruler made a favorable ruling towards her and she was compensated by fox News who paid her legal fees and the USD 670, 000 the amount remaining on her contract. Public reports in 2016 recorded Brian denying the charges of sexual harassment made by Rudi.

Rudi Bakhtiar Dating History And Marriage Details

Rudi at 53 she’s not married yet she appears so young and beautiful. In her social media, there are no posts about whether she’s dating or not.

Rudi Bakhtiar Social Media Presence

Rudi has huge followers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. She is on as @RudiBakhtiar, and has 11.4k followers and 23.2k followers on Instagram.

Rudi Bakhtiar Body Measurements

Rudi has a great body she measures 33-28-34. Rudi’s hair is dark brown and brown eyes. She has a height of 5 feet 0 inches.

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