Lisa Daftari Biography

Lisa Daftari is an American journalist and television presenter famously known for her work in the field of investigative journalism related to counter-terrorism, national security, foreign affairs, and Middle Eastern policies. The smart and driven journalist has made her name for being one of the most capable journalists in the USA.

Early Life

Lisa Daftari was born on 27th January 1990 in New Jersey, USA to her physician father Sean Daftari, and mother SiminDaftari, an accounting professional. She grew up in an immigrant family from Iran and is a jew by religion. She is also known to have three siblings. Lisa completed her high school graduation from a private Jewish school in New Jersey and later went on to attend Rutgers University. She graduated with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and Middle Eastern studies. She further pursued journalism at the Annenberg School of Journalism, University of Southern California.

Lisa Daftari Career

Lisa started her journalism career while at her college. She received a grant from her college which she used to deliver a story about 4 detained Iranian brothers in the federal prison. Lisa published her story through PBS. She also worked on a thesis documentary film about an underground Iranian group MarzePorGohar which was later shown to Congress in 2006. Lisa started working with the NBC channel as an associate producer at the investigative unit and worked on various stories like the 2005 Los Angeles Bomb plot by JamiyyatUl Islam Is Saheeh. In 2007, she graduated college and went on to work as a researcher for think tanks working in the field of the Middle East and counter-terrorism. Meanwhile, she had gained so much experience that she was invited to deliver a report about Iranian youth movements to the Pentagon.

She joined Fox channel in 2009 where she worked on segments on the Middle East and also appeared on TV shows and radio shows for the channel. Lisa was then promoted to work as an on-air Fox news political analyst. She was also often invited on other channels like NBC, PBS, CBS, Voice of America, etc. She has expertise in areas of global Christian persecution, human rights, cyber security, Middle Eastern policies, and many others. In 2015, she started her own website “The Foreign Desk” where she reports stories from around the globe related to human rights, security, and foreign policies. She serves as the director and founding editor of the platform.

Lisa Daftari Biography

Real Name Lisa Daftari
Birth Date 27 January 1980
Age (as of 2022) 42 Years
Birth Place New Jersey, United States
College University of Southern California, Rutgers University
Qualification Graduate

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 5” – in Centimeters – 165 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 57 kg  –  in Pounds –  125 lbs
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Hazel


Father Sean Daftari
Mother Simin Daftari

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is her /boyfriend?
Children Not Known

Personal Life

Lisa is currently married to her long-term boyfriend whose name has not been disclosed. The couple got married in 2018 and Lisa has shared several pictures of them together on social media. However, she has not disclosed many details about her marriage and husband and likes to live a private life. She has a keen interest in piano and opera singing since her teenage years.

Social Media

Lisa is known to be highly active on her social media and being a journalist, she is very vocal about her views. She currently has 62.3k followers on her Twitter account and around 42.7k followers on her Instagram. She keeps updating her social media profile including LinkedIn as well Facebook.

Lisa Daftari Net Worth

Lisa Daftari has a successful career in journalism and even holds high-ranked positions like that of Editor in chief, thus she is believed to earn handsome income majorly sourced by her journalism career. Her net worth can be estimated to be around $ 1.5million.


  • Lisa was nominated for the Short Award for best journalist.
  • She is fluent in English, Persian, Hebrew, and Spanish languages.
  • Lisa was awarded the Presidential Merit Scholarship at the University of Southern California.
  • She was included in the 30 Hottest women in Politics list by Washington Times.

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