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Three-time Emmy award-winning bilingual journalist (English, Farsi) with more than a decade of reporting and anchoring experience. Investigative reporter for the top-rated news station in Las Vegas. I have my own segment holding leaders accountable, and building a trusting relationship with the community.

Employment History

Investigative Reporter/Fill-In Anchor | KSNV | Las Vegas, NV

November 2019 - Present

  • Lead News 3’s Crisis in the Classroom segment, investigating and finding solutions to challenges faced in the nation’s fifth largest school district, including its low proficiency scores, school violence, transportation issues, and student disproportionalities. I run a tip line where I help viewers get their concerns addressed by those in power

  • Playing a role as one of the station’s lead political reporters, especially on the 2020 presidential campaign trail when I interviewed now-President Joe Biden, and covered visits by former President Donald Trump

  • Cover stories impacting our diverse community, including issues of immigration and socioeconomic disparities

  • Fill-in on the anchor desk on weekends and for top weekday evening newscasts

  • Represent station at many community events where asked to emcee

  • Produce daily digital content, and post stories on social media and web, to get information out efficiently to viewers

Anchor/Reporter/Multimedia Journalist | KSNW | Wichita, KS

  • Anchored six newscasts a weekend, for both KSNW and KSAS, including the station's highest rated show, the Sunday 10 p.m.

  • Led newsroom in decision-making, and allocating duties on the weekend

  • Shot, wrote and edited stories on breaking news, severe weather, crime, social issues, and veteran affairs

  • Speciali6ed in local and national politics, including being one of the first reporters to interview the newly elected governor of Kansas, as well as covering her inauguration

November 2017 - November 2019

Multimedia Journalist/Fill-In Anchor | KTIV | Sioux City, IA

  • Covered 2016 presidential candidates on the campaign trail, including Donald Trump, Sec. of State Hillary Clinton, Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Marco Rubio, involving multiple one-on-one interviews leading up to the Iowa Caucuses

  • Anchored, edited and produced weekend newscasts, including the Sunday10p.m., the station’s most watched show

  • Shot, wrote, edited and reported on several topics: economic development, crime, agriculture and natural disasters

November 2014 - October 2017

Reporter/Host/Social Media Coordinator | Join the Synergy | Los Angeles, CA

  • Hosted Synergistic Reviews, an online video recap and interaction with Twitter fans regarding popular television shows

  • Interviewed cast, artists and producers of major television shows, movies and music at red carpet events

  • Utilized social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to grow and strengthen the company’s video viewership

April 2012 - October 2014

Resident Journalist | eNews Channel Africa | Cape Town, South Africa

  • Enterprised a story that aired in 49 African nations, on the death of a gang leader killed in a violent Cape Town neighborhood

  • Reported on education and court stories, including a well-known international stalker trial

January 2012 - March 2012

Reporter/Anchor/Producer/Editor | Medill News Service | Chicago, IL & Washington, D.C.

  • Reported on Congress, immigration, demographic trends and urban affairs

  • Created video, print, photo and web content on deadline for Chicago area and national news organizations/clients

  • Interviewed the Prime Minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile

January 2011 - December 2011


ACLU of Nevada's Freedom of the Press Award

August 2023

October 2022

Battle Born Journalism Award | Education Reporting

Regional Emmy | Evening Newscast Larger Markets

June 2021

Associated Press Great Plains | 2nd Place General Reporting

September 2018

April 2017

Iowa Broadcast News Association | 1st Place Political Coverage

Iowa Broadcast News Association | 2nd Place Spot News

April 2017

Regional Emmy | Daytime Newscast

October 2016

Eric Sevareid Award | 1st Place Documentary/Special

April 2016

Golden Mike Award | Best Newscast- More than 15 Minutes

January 2009

Regional Emmy | Team Coverage

June 2024

Battle Born Journalism Award | Feature Reporting

November 2023

Special Skills
  • Verbal Fluency in Farsi

  • Accountability Reporting

  • News Writing

  • Investigative Journalism

  • Strong Live Shots

  • Dynamic Breaking News Delivery

  • Solid Communication Abilities

  • Proficient using iNews, ENPS, Microsoft Office Professional Suite, WordPress

  • Social Media & Digital Experience

  • Credible Reporting


Master of Science | Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism

January 2011 - March 2012

Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism/Political Science | California State University Northridge

August 2006 - May 2010



NBC Nightly News


Dateline NBC

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