About

CNN EXPANSION DC 2017

What I’m up to:  Currently I am a D.C.-based reporter covering news for CNN Politics. I am the co-author of “The Point with Chris Cillizza” newsletter (please subscribe!).

Before: I moved to the Beltway from L.A., where I previously worked for Mashable.com, covering digital entertainment. Prior to that, I worked as a reporter at the Los Angeles Times.

Home: Native Angeleno (born and raised in Santa Monica), Boston University graduate (B.A. in political science and B.S. in journalism), Anglophile (studied abroad in London in 2012).

My journalism roots: Date back to “The Saba Times,” a paper I wrote at age eight using markers and printer paper. “Bun Bun the pet rabbit runs away” made A1.

Fluent in: Farsi, Spanish (conversational) and AP Style.

Interests: Pop culture, politics, food and travel.

Cub reporter highlights: Reporting on the 2014 Sony hack; being part of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize-nominated Arizona Republic team that covered the Yarnell Hill Fire; covering the 2012 Democratic National Convention and the 2013 Presidential Inauguration.

After deadline: I like Zumba dancing, hanging out with friends & family and binge watching shows and movies on various streaming services. I am usually wearing a statement necklace and drinking something caffeinated.

Email me, maybe: sbhamedy[at]gmail[dot]com.

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