What I’m up to: I am a Los Angeles-based Culture & Trends editor at NBC News Digital. I am also an adjunct professor at USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.
Before: I recently served as a news editor on CNN Digital’s National Desk, where I edited 5-10 stories daily related to: climate change, the Covid-19 pandemic and the racial justice movement. Prior to that, I served as an assignment news editor for HuffPost out of its Los Angeles office, where I helped run coverage of breaking news events including the Brett Kavanugh hearings, the California & Australia fires and Kobe Bryant’s death. Previously, I worked in Washington D.C. for CNN Politics, where I co-authored the “The Point with Chris Cillizza” newsletter and helped cover breaking political news, including James Comey’s testimony and Supreme Court’s ruling to uphold the travel ban. Before that, I worked in L.A. at Mashable, covering entertainment; and at the Los Angeles Times as a Metpro fellow.
Home: Born and raised in Los Angeles.
School: Graduated from Boston University with a B.A. in political science and B.S. in journalism.
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, pups, travel and California.
Email me, maybe: sbhamedy[at]gmail[dot]com.