NewsChannel 3 Anchor/Reporter
Shirin Rajaee joined NewsChannel 3 in August, 2011. She anchors NewsChannel 3 at 5 with Joe Gehl, NewsChannel 3 at 6 with C.J. Ward and reports live every night at 11.
Shirin spent almost four years as an assignment editor for the CNN Los Angeles bureau. She also assisted with producing shows on both CNN and Headline News including: Larry King Live, Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell and Showbiz Tonight.
Shirin has also worked as an entertainment anchor and producer for PBC Television (Persian Broadcasting Company) in Calabasas, California.
She began her career as an intern at NBC studios in Burbank and graduated from UCLA with a bachelors degree in Communications. After graduation, she continued her studies through UCLA's TV Journalism Program.
Shirin is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists. She also speaks fluent Farsi and conversational Spanish. During her four years at UCLA, Shirin's passion for children led her to join a non-profit organization called "Corazon De Vida", to support children in orphanages in Mexico.
Shirin considers Arcadia her hometown. In her free time, she loves music and dance. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going to concerts, eating at great restaurants, staying active and traveling to new and exciting places.