Who is Uğur Dündar?

Uğur Dündar (Date of birth 28 August 1943; Akören, Silivri), Turkish journalist, news programmer. Dündar was born on 28 August 1943 in Akören village in the Silivri district of Istanbul. He completed his high school education at Vefa High School. He then graduated from Istanbul University, Faculty of Communication, Journalism Institute. He married Yasemin Baradan Dündar and had 3 children.

Career

He passed an exam held by TRT in 1970 and started working as a television producer and became a writer for Official Gazette. In the same year, he attended the BBC's "Television Production-Management" course in the UK. After returning to Turkey on TRT producer, he has signed on as director on various television programs and servers.

He worked at TRT for more than 19 years. The author of Freedom in 1986, Ugur Dundar, the person who initiated the investigative television journalism in Turkey.

Uğur Dündar, who transferred to Show TV in 1992, passed away to Show TV in 1994 after Hürriyet was sold to Aydın Doğan in 1995 and transferred to Kanal D. In 2000, he returned to Show TV and switched to Star TV. He became News Editor-in-Chief on Star TV and became a Star writer after switching to Star TV. In 2001, he worked for Kiss TV and Sabah Newspaper. In 2002, he switched to ATV and switched to Star TV and became a Star writer again. Then he switched to Kanal D again. In 2004, he published a joint broadcast with CNN Türk.

In 2008, Uğur Dündar finally served as the Chief Editor of Star Haber and presented the main news bulletin. He worked at Hürriyet again in 2010.

Uğur Dündar, who has signed many programs so far, was the general director of the news program Arena. With the Arena program, which has been following the agenda of the country for years, it has received many awards.

In 2011, after Star TV was sold to Doğuş Group, Star TV bid farewell.

He also taught postgraduate courses in "Television Programming" at Istanbul University and Marmara University.

He transferred to Milliyet for a short time in 2012. Then by his friend Emin Çölaşan Sözcüpassed to. He presented the main news bulletin for a short period on Artı Bir TV, which he started in March 2013.

Currently Sözcü newspaper and prepares and presents the Democracy Arena program on TELE1 Television.

Movies or TV series he starred in 

  • Here's Life (1975) Role: Himself
  • It Will So Long (Parody TV series 1989) Role: Host
  • Snake Story (1999) Role: Cameo image
  • Stepfather (2000) Role: Cameo image
  • It Will So Long (Parody Series 2002) Role: Himself
  • My Mother is an Angel (2009) Role: Cameo image
  • Our Dersimiz Atatürk (2010) Role: Cameo image
  • Mysterious Aspects of Dictator Adolf Hitler's Life (2015) Role: Cameo footage

Newspapers he worked 

  • 1970: Official Gazette
  • 1970-1986: Official Gazette
  • 1986-2000: Hurriyet
  • 2000-2001: Star
  • 2001-2002: Morning
  • 2002: Star (short time)
  • 2010-2011: Hürriyet (as a sports writer)
  • 2012: Milliyet (both sports writer and guest writer)
  • 2012-: Sözcü

Television channels he worked with 

  • 1970: TRT
  • 1970: BBC
  • 1970-1992: TRT
  • 1992-1995: Show TV
  • 1993-1995: Cine5 (joint release)
  • 1995-2000: Eko TV (joint broadcast)
  • 1995-2000: Kanal D
  • 2000-2001: Star TV
  • 2001: Kiss TV
  • 2002: ATV
  • 2002: Star TV (short time)
  • 2002-2003: Super Channel (joint broadcast)
  • 2002-2008: Channel D
  • 2004-2008: CNN Turk (joint broadcast)
  • 2008-2011: Star TV
  • 2011-2012: CNN Turk (joint broadcast)
  • 2013-2013: Plus One
  • 2013-2019 Halk TV
  • 2019-: Tele1

Television programs 

  • 1972-1974: The Days We Live (TRT 1)
  • 1973: New Year Special '74 (TRT 1) (with Müjdat Gezen)
  • 1974: New Year's Special '75 (TRT 1) (with Güneş Tecelli)
  • 1974-1975: Here's Life (TRT 1)
  • 1977: Christmas Special '78 (TRT 1)
  • 1977-1978: As Days Pass (TRT 1)
  • 1978-1979: Wednesday Night (TRT 1)
  • 1979: Christmas Special '80 (TRT 1)
  • 1980: Here's Saturday (TRT 1)
  • 1980: Christmas Special '81 (TRT 1)
  • 1981: Bringing the Days (TRT 1)
  • 1982: Christmas Special '83 (TRT 1)
  • 1983-1986: The Event (TRT 1)
  • 1984: Christmas Special '85 (TRT 1)
  • 1985-1986: Citizens Ask (TRT 1)
  • 1988-1989: Forum (TRT 1)
  • 1988-1989: Events We Experienced (TRT 1)
  • 1989-1992: Hodri Meydan (TRT 1)
  • 1990-1992: Here's Your Life (TRT 1)
  • 1991-1992: Tele Vision (TRT 1)
  • 1992-1995: Arena (Show TV)
  • 1994: Selection with Uğur Dündar 1994 (Show TV)
  • 1995: Election with Uğur Dündar 1995 (Channel D)
  • 1995-2000: Arena (Channel D)
  • 2000-2001: Star News (Star TV) with Uğur Dündar
  • 2002: Arena (atv)
  • 2002: Election Arena (Channel D)
  • 2002-2008: Arena (Channel D)
  • 2004-2008: Arena (CNN Turk)
  • 2004-2008: CNN Türk Haber (CNN Türk) with Uğur Dündar
  • 2007: Election Arena (CNN Türk)
  • 2007: Election Arena (Channel D)
  • 2007: Election with Uğur Dündar 2007 (CNN Türk)
  • 2008-2011: Arena (Star TV)
  • 2008-2011: Star News (Star TV) with Uğur Dündar
  • 2009: Election with Uğur Dündar 2009 (Star TV)
  • 2010: Referendum 2010 with Uğur Dündar (Star TV)
  • 2011: Election Arena (CNN Türk)
  • 2011: Selection Arena (Star TV)
  • 2011: Election with Uğur Dündar 2011 (Star TV)
  • 2013-2019: Public Arena (Halk TV)
  • 2019-: Democracy Arena (Tele1)

works 

  • Haramzade (1995, with Haluk Şahin)
  • Return of the Haramzade (2006, with Haluk Şahin)
  • Here is My Life (2010, with Nedim Şener)
  • Have a Good Sleep Dear Audience (2012)
  • Who Died a Lie, (2013, with Orhan Baykal)
  • No Bargains (2015)
  • Vah My Country, Vah (2016)
  • What if Atatürk didn't exist (2017)
  • Let Us Tell It Now (2018)

Awards 

  • (2011) 38th Golden Butterfly Award Ceremony - Best Male News Presenter 
  • (2009) 36th Golden Butterfly Award Ceremony - Best Male News Presenter Award 
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