Zohreen Adamjee’s a reporter at FOX 5 San Diego.
Her on-air reporting career started in the heart of California though, at FOX40 Sacramento.
She frequently covered stories from the State Capitol, city hall, a court house, wildfire or crime scene. She often shot and edited her pieces.
In addition to on-air reporting, she was the morning web and social media producer her first year.
She also launched a live 30-minute online show called “Capitol Conversations” where she interviewed California’s top politicians. Her interviews included Senate leader Kevin de Leon, former Senate leader Darrell Steinberg and now suspended State Senator Leland Yee.
Her roots go back to Los Angeles. She has lived and worked in 12 different L.A. County neighborhoods. After receiving her B.A. from UCLA, she worked in the scripted entertainment TV divisions at CAA and FOX. She soon discovered her passion was on the news side of the media.
She was hired at the L.A. Times where she wrote for their technology blog. She also convinced editors to allow her to start latimes.com’s first audio podcast to feature the paper’s biggest stories.
She then received her masters in broadcast journalism from Columbia Journalism School. During her time there, she covered New York City’s housing projects and reported from Israel and the West Bank. While in New York, 60 Minutes also requested her to help translate interviews shot in Pakistan for a Steve Kroft piece.
Adamjee was then selected from a competitive pool of journalism graduates to be a master’s fellow at CNN Los Angeles. She enterprised her stories, shot/edited video and wrote for CNN.com.
Adamjee is a member of the South Asian Journalists Association and is one of the only Pakistani TV reporters in California. She’s frequently requested by various L.A. South Asian associations to emcee events.
Adamjee is also the author of a cookbook focusing on South Asian foods. In her free time, she fosters sick and injured animals.