Shirin Rajaee joined NewsChannel 3 in August, 2011. She anchors NewsChannel 3 This Morning and NewsChannel 3 Midday with her co-anchor Joe Buttitta.
Shirin spent almost four years as an assignment editor for CNN's 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 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 Los Angeles her hometown. In her free time, she loves spending time outdoors and live music concerts. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, eating at great restaurants, staying active and traveling to new and exciting places.