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Concordia graduate Roxana Saberi lands new role

Roxana Saberi / Special to The Forum

LONDON—Award-winning international journalist and author Roxana Saberi, who graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, will be taking on a new position with CBS News, the company said in a release.

Saberi, 40, who has served as a freelance correspondent for CBS News since 2016, has taken on a new role as a London-based correspondent and will report for all CBS News platforms.

In 2009, while writing a book about Iran, Saberi was arrested and held for 100 days in Tehran's Evin Prison on a false charge of spying for the CIA. Following an international campaign for her release, she returned to the United States and wrote the book "Between Two Worlds: My Life and Captivity in Iran."

Saberi was born in Belleville, New Jersey and moved with her family to Fargo when she was six months old.

Saberi graduated from Fargo North High School in 1994 and Concordia College in 1997, earning degrees in Communication and French.

Saberi was crowned Miss North Dakota in 1997 and was among the top ten finalists in Miss America in 1998.

Ross Torgerson

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