Jiani was born and raised in sunny Glendale, California and graduated in May 2019 from California State University, Northridge (Once a matador, always a matador) with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a degree in Communication Studies.
During her time at CSUN, Jiani was an entertainment radio host for KCSN 88.5 Latin Alternative and worked with the “Valley View News”, reporting and anchoring newscasts. She was also involved with multiple clubs; Armenian club, Lebanese club, Radio Television Digital News Association and was a member of the Panhellenic sorority, Alpha Xi Delta.
After College, Jiani worked as a radio co-host and social media strategist for “Fan Truth”, a sports show that airs on the Los Angeles based broadcasting platform, DASH radio. After working for DASH radio, Jiani moved to Casper, Wyoming to work as the evening news anchor, producer and reporter for the ABC affiliate, KTWO-TV. Jiani was in charge of producing, writing and anchoring the 5pm, 6pm and 10pm newscasts.
While working at KTWO, Jiani hosted the political talk show, “Report to Wyoming”, where she was able to interview and develop good relationships with Wyoming’s Governor, Mark Gordon, Former U.S Representative, Cynthia Lummis and U.S State Senator, John Barrasso. While working as a reporter, Jiani was the first on the scene when Casper held its first Black Lives Matter march in the wake of George Floyd’s death.
Jiani is incredibly excited to be living and working in Lansing, Michigan. She thinks Michigan is absolutely beautiful and says she’s never seen so many trees in her life. Jiani is adventurous and loves to try new things and new foods. If you have any recommendations for places to visit or eat, Jiani wants to know! She also welcomes any story ideas you may have for her!