Jason Rezaian

Washington Post journalist and former Iranian hostage

Jason Rezaian is an award-winning journalist and opinion columnist for The Washington Post. Formerly The Post’s Tehran bureau chief, Rezaian is the host of “544 Days,” the acclaimed Spotify Original podcast series based on his 2019 best-selling memoir, “Prisoner,” about his time as a hostage in Iran and the extraordinary efforts it took to free him. Rezaian was awarded the Thomas Jefferson Medal in Citizen Leadership in 2023 and serves as co-executive director of the Center for Strategic and International Studies Commission on Hostages and Wrongful Detention.


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