Karoun Demirjian Biography
Karoun Demirjian is an American multimedia international journalist. She is also a freelance reporter at the Washington Post covering defense and foreign policy. Previously she was a correspondent based in the Post’s bureau in Moscow. She has worked in Jordan, Russia, Israel, the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and Germany.
Karoun has converted her historical interest and her writing and photography interests into a career in journalism. However, she is also a professional classical soprano, and a competent amateur pianist and guitarist (she learned guitar in Russia).
Karoun Demirjian Age
Karoun was born on April 28, 1981, and grew up outside Boston. She is 40 years old.
Karoun Demirjian Family
Karoun grew up just outside Boston. She is a daughter to Karen Demirjian who was a longtime choir member and assistant organist at St. Stephen’s Church Armenian Apostolic Church of Watertown, Massachusetts.
Karoun studied piano and voice in a musical home. She practiced voice, sometimes with herself as an accompanist, and learned to join singing classical, religious, and jazz/blues vocal and instrumental music.
She was a church soloist (soprano) at St. Stephen’s Church Armenian Apostolic Church of Watertown, Massachusetts, where her mother, was.
Karoun Demirjian Harvard
She completed her two degrees in history and international law in the Boston area. When Karoun was in college at Harvard (WHRB) and Tufts (WMFO, the college radio station on College Avenue), she worked as a classical disk jockey and migrated into reporting the news.
Karoun sang in Harvard College Opera for several years. She was also its Treasurer during her senior year, and in 2003 she was a contributing writer for the Harvard Crimson.
Within a few months, she won her first internship and producing job at National Public Radio’s All Things Considered; she stayed there for three years, from 2003–2006.
Harvard University, A.B., cum laude, History– 2003
Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, M.A. in Law and Diplomacy, International Law – 2006
Karoun Demirjian Husband
Karoun is reportedly single as of January 2019, So, she doesn’t have someone who she may call her husband. She is so secretive when it comes to her personal life that she once joked in her tweet that she was dating herself.
In all interviews she has ever attended she has never discussed her love life or also shared it on social media. Hence, there is no news of Karoun having a boyfriend in her life.
Karoun Demirjian Washington Post
Karoun covers national security policy on Capitol Hill, with a focus on defense, foreign policy, intelligence, and matters concerning the judiciary. She was a correspondent based in The Washington Post’s bureau in Moscow.
Before that, she reported for the Las Vegas Sun as its Washington correspondent, the Associated Press in Jerusalem, the Chicago Tribune, and Congressional Quarterly, and worked at NPR. Demirjian is also an on-air contributor to CNN.
Karoun Demirjian Armenian
Karoun is fluent in Armenian and English, and conversational in Russian, German, Arabic, and Spanish. She was a church soloist (soprano) at St. Stephen’s Church Armenian Apostolic Church of Watertown, Massachusetts, where her mother, Karen Demirjian, was a long-time choir member and assistant organist.
Karoun Demirjian Early Career
When Karoun graduated from the Fletcher School, she immediately freelanced and wrote for The Christian Science Monitor. From the year 2008 to 2009 she worked for the Congressional Quarterly from and then at the United Nations, co-authoring reports on peacekeeping operations, disaster relief, and emerging democracies before she committed to her journalistic career. Karoun was a stringer in Israel, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip for the Associated Press in 2010.
Karoun then covered Capitol Hill for Congressional Quarterly and the Chicago Tribune. She also worked at the Tribune as a Metro reporter covering crime, the courts, and community news. Karoun was the only Las Vegas Sun’s Washington correspondent.
She reported on the White House, the federal courts, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and the Nevada congressional delegation through two election cycles, and on national debates about energy, the economy, housing, defense, and immigration.
Karoun Demirjian Washington Post
In 2014 and for a year, Karoun joined The Washington Post’s bureau as a correspondent in Moscow, Russia while also working for NPR as a freelance reporter.
Karoun Demirjian CNN
Karoun has been a freelance reporter covering defense and foreign policy for The Washington Post since 2015 . Karoun also can be irregular but often seen as an analyst for CNN and CNN International.
Karoun Demirjian Salary
A reporter of The Washington Post earns an average salary of $59,168 per year, and their annual income ranges between the amount of $51,571 to $73,306.
Karoun Demirjian Net Worth
Her estimated net worth is $1 million.