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Acclaimed Journalist & Founder of VICE Media
Suroosh Alvi is Founder of VICE Media, a critically acclaimed journalist, and an Executive Producer of numerous films. Under Alvi’s guidance, VICE, which initially launched in 1994 as a punk magazine, has expanded into a multimedia network, including the world’s premier source for original online video, VICE.COM; an international network of digital channels; a television & feature film production studio including the Emmy-winning series VICE on HBO. In February, VICE launched VICELAND, VICE’s first 24-hour television channel, in both the US and Canada featuring original cultural and lifestyle programming.
As a journalist, Alvi has reported from locations including the Democratic Republic of Congo, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Rwanda and the Gaza Strip. He is a regular host of VICE on HBO and contributor to Vice News. Alvi also hosts Terror, a five-part series examining terrorism in radical Islamic groups throughout the world today. For the series, Alvi reported on the ground from Iraq, Somalia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Yemen. Prior to founding VICE, Alvi attended college at McGill University in Montreal, where he studied Philosophy. He currently resides in New York City.