Azi Paybarah


Senior Reporter,  Politico (New York, N.Y.)

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Azi Paybarah is a senior reporter at Politico New York, covering City Hall, politics, crime and the New York Police Department. He is the co-author of “Politico New York Playbook.” A frequent guest on MSNBC, he has written for Capital New York, WNYC, The New York Observer, The New York Sun and the New York Press. In 2009, Paybarah was named one of City & State’s “40 under 40” for becoming an influential force in New York City politics as a young journalist. In 2013, The Washington Post named him one of the best state-based political reporters in New York. Paybarah is fascinated by the effort to counteract fake news and its spread in social media. A cum laude graduate of the State University of New York at Albany, he holds a bachelor’s degree in English.