Shirley Jahad



Shirley Jahad

Shirley Jahad serves as reporter, weekend anchor and host at KPCC: Southern California Public Radio. An award winning journalist, radio correspondent and news anchor, her work as an anchor and reporter has been honored by the LA Press Club and the Associated Press among other outlets..Jahad is also a recognized documentary producer, winning the Robert F. Kennedy Award, the National Associated Press Award and others for her work. She traveled to Iran, her parents home country, to produce the award-winning documentary, \"Dreaming in Farsi.\" Most recently Shirley has been named a fellow by the International Center for Journalists. She has also written television documentary stories, including one for the History Channel on the life of Fidel Castro. Before coming to Los Angeles, Jahad spent many years as a journalist in Chicago. She worked at WBEZ-FM, Chicago Public Radio as a correspondent, anchor, documentary producer, and news executive. She also worked at WTTW, Chicago Public Television as a regular correspondent for the acclaimed program, \"Chicago Tonight.\" Jahad graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.In her spare time, she dabbles in tap dancing, jewelry making and karate kicking.


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