Zohreen Adamjee’s on-air reporting career started with freelancing at the CBS station in Bakersfield. After just four days there, FOX40′s news director saw her work and she jumped to market 20 in Sacramento.
You can now find her on FOX40′s evening broadcast where she frequently covers stories from the State Capitol, city hall, a court house or a crime scene. She also often shoots and edits her own pieces.
During her first two years at the station, she was an A.M. reporter and covered breaking news, hard news and feature stories for FOX40′s 5.5 hour morning show. In addition to her on-air work, during her first year at FOX40, she was the station’s morning web editor and social media producer. She still contributes to the web team, frequently updating her web scripts throughout the day so viewers can track developing stories online.
She also launched a live 30-minute Google+ show called “Capitol Conversations” where she interviewed many of the state’s leading politicians. Some of her interviews included California Senate President pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg and now suspended State Senator Leland Yee.
Even though she lives in Northern California, her roots go back to Los Angeles. She has lived and worked in 11 different areas in Los Angeles County. After receiving her B.A. from UCLA, she began working in the scripted entertainment TV divisions at CAA and FOX Broadcasting. She soon discovered her real passion was on the news side of the media.
She was hired at the L.A. Times where she wrote for the newspaper’s tech blog and started latimes.com’s first audio podcast that featured some of the biggest stories the paper was covering.
She then received her masters in broadcast journalism from Columbia Journalism School. During her time there, she covered many stories in New York City’s housing projects, and also took a trip to Israel and the West Bank where she covered how the Arab Spring was affecting the region.
Adamjee was then selected from a competitive pool of journalism graduates to be a master’s fellow at CNN in Los Angeles. She shot and edited video and also 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.
Adamjee is also the author of a cookbook. In her free time, she fosters sick and injured animals from the shelter.