Cenk Kadir Uygur
is a Turkish-American lawyer, businessman, columnist, journalist, political activist and commentator. Uygur was born in Turkey but emigrated with his family when he was around eight years old. Uygur graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1992 and received a Juris Doctor degree from Columbia Law School, and is mostly known for creating the Young Turks Channel (YTY). Prior to beginning his career at the YTY, he worked as an associate attorney at the law firm of Drinker Biddle & Reath in Washington D.C. and New York City.