Who is Dareh Ardashes?
Dareh Ardashes was born on the 24th March 1970, in Austin, Texas USA, of half-Armenian, half-American descent. He is a researcher, typist and a reporter who came into the spotlight after marrying one of the most memorable journalists from The New York Times, Maggie Lindsay Haberman. He is also known as a son of Vartan Gregorian, an Iranian-American academic who became president of the philanthropic ‘Carnegie Corporation of New York’.
Early Life and Education
Ardashes was born to very successful and prominent parents: his mother was a chairwoman of the organization providing professional development for educators in literacy, and his father is a famous academic born in Iran, who is a former president of the New York Public Library as well as Brown University. Dareh has two brothers – Raffi and Vahe – they lost his mother in 2018 at the age of 48. There is little information about his educational background, but it’s known that he was interested in journalism from an early age, and that his education was very important to him, probably because his parents were such accomplished, experienced and successful people who paid a lot of attention to their children’s education. Therefore, after matriculation in 1988, he enrolled at Boston University, the same year that his father became the president of the university, graduating in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication.
Thanks to his talent and hard work, Dareh soon received several job offers – the first position he accepted was as a reporter for the newspaper New York Observer. Becoming one of the best reporters at the company, the management promoted him to a researcher, after just a few months. Within a year he was noticed by a more prosperous and profitable newspaper The New York Post, where he worked as a reporter and then editor. He also started receiving numerous offers for side-jobs, such as an assignment exchange reporter, an official reporter for the Supreme Court among many more. He accepted all of these offers and had a really busy life for years, often doing two jobs at the same time.
— Dareh Gregorian (@darehgregorian) July 10, 2014
He remained in the positions of Supreme Court reporter and The New York Post editor, and reported from 1992 to 2012. In the meantime, he also served as a reporter of the New York City police for two years. In 2013 he received a pretty attractive offer to start working for ‘The New York Daily News’ as a reporter, and remained in that position for three years, after which he became a political editor for the greater New York City area, which he has been doing for more than three years now. As an appreciated journalist, he was included in the ‘New York Press Club’. As of early 2019, Dareh works as a reporter for NBC News. His outstanding talent and professionalism has earned him numerous awards in the field, such as the New York City Police Department Crimestoppers award.
Personal Life, Marriage to Maggie Haberman, Children
Ardashes met his future wife, Maggie, in 1996 when they became colleagues at the The New York Post. Maggie Haberman was born on the 30th October 1973 in New York City, a daughter of Clyde Haberman who was one of the most remarkable journalists of The New York Times, and looked up to her father to become a memorable journalist as well, working for Politico, The New York Daily News and The New York Post. Speaking about her current employment, she is working for the TV network CNN as a political analyst, as well as the White House correspondent for The New York Times. It is reported that they were just friends at first, but soon started dating, and were in an harmonious relationship for seven years before deciding to take the next step and marry.
— Dareh Gregorian (@darehgregorian) December 11, 2015
In November 2003, the couple married in Manhattan, at the Tribeca Rooftop, in a small ceremony attended by only close friends and family, and officiated by Judge Edward Korman; people close to the couple have always described their relationship as compliant, loving and full of respect, and the proof of this statement can be found in the fact that there were never any rumors of infidelity or split-ups. Even though Maggie is known to be a workaholic, Dareh has found a way to respect that trait of hers and to adapt. They have three children who are currently in primary school. The family lives in Brooklyn, New York City.
Net Worth and Social Media Presence
As Dareh has managed to keep his personal life as private as possible, his net worth is only estimated by sources at over $3 million. It is known that his salary as a New York Post reporter was up to $80,000, and his wife’s salary at The New York Times is approximately $100,000. Therefore, according to sources, it has been estimated that their mutual net worth is more than $5 million. To speak about Dareh’s social media presence, he is active on his Twitter account, on which he has more than 3,000 followers.