Bio

Manoush Zomorodi is the host and managing editor of WNYC’s Note to Self, formerly known as New Tech City, a podcast and radio segment about finding balance in the digital age. Every week she investigates how technology is changing the human experience and experiments with ways to better manage modern life.

Most recently, Manoush spearheaded Bored and Brilliant, a week-long challenge that got thousands of people across the country rethinking their relationship with their phones and jumpstarting their creativity.  Bored and Brilliant was covered by The Economist, AdWeek, The Atlantic, Newsweek, Well+Good, Poynter, and Fast Company, among others. In recent New York Times and Lifehacker profiles, Manoush revealed her own professional and family tech habits.

She often fills in as host for The Brian Lehrer Show, The Leonard Lopate Show, and On The Media and has contributed to NPR, Quartz, Inc., MSNBC, WNBC, and The Dr. Oz Show. In 2014, she was named Outstanding Host by the Alliance for Women in Media. She has won 4 New York Press Club Awards and a Gabriel award.

Prior to WNYC, Manoush reported and produced for BBC News and Thomson Reuters. She wrote Camera Ready: How to Present Your Best Self and Ideas On Air or Online, one of the top-selling journalism ebooks on Amazon.

Manoush grew up in Princeton, New Jersey and went to Georgetown University. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, NY1 reporter and anchor Josh Robin, and their two kids. In spare moments, she tweets @manoushz or takes deep cleansing breaths.

 

Oh, and the name? It’s pronounced mah-NOOSH zom-or-ROAD-ee.
She is half-Persian, half-Swiss but all New York.

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