About Gizem

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Gizem is a journalist based in Istanbul. She is currently a Deputy News Editor at Al Jazeera Turk, Al Jazeera Network’s Turkish language channel.

Previously, she lived in New York, where she worked as a journalist and a documentary producer. Most recently, she produced a documentary for PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) on Houdini, the world famous magician and his influence on popular culture and contemporary art.

Prior to that, she worked as an Associate Producer and a reporter at Worldfocus, the nightly international news program which aired on PBS (Public Broadcasting Service). She reported feature stories from Turkey for this program as a correspondent (The videos are available in the TV/Documentary section of this web site).

Gizem has reported and produced for various international news networks in New York. She worked as a producer for Reuters TV and Al Jazeera English, covering the United Nations, the financial crisis and local stories with an international angle.

In Turkey, Gizem field produced a photo-essay in eastern Turkey, made possible by the National Geographic Young Explorers grant.  The project followed the Baku-Tblisi-Ceyhan pipeline route, documenting the socio-economic development in the region.

She also worked as an assistant producer for an international affairs news program that aired on CNNTurk in Istanbul, Turkey.

She is fluent in Turkish and English and holds a Master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.