First off, I’m a proud Armenian-American (that’s where I get my unique last name)! I was born in Southern California and at the age of 7, I moved to Las Vegas where I went to school and graduated from the University of Nevada – Las Vegas. I majored in Broadcast Journalism with a focus on sports, but my driving passion will always be to tell engaging, fun, and meaningful stories.
I didn’t always think this was going to be my path. As a young kid, I dreamed of being a paleontologist and archaeologist. I even started University pursuing Aerospace Engineering! Although I’m a well-rounded kid loving math, science, and history to name a few, storytelling continues to drive me.
When I made the decision to switch my major, I never looked back. From my own radio segment to commentating men’s and women’s soccer and basketball, I hit the ground running and I knew this is what I wanted to do with my life.
It wasn’t until later in my collegiate career when covering Golden Knights, Aces, Raiders, and even recreational sports where I truly began storytelling rather than reporting. Being able to connect people from all walks of life was a big motivator.
Now, with the pandemic altering many lives around the globe, I decided to prioritize my craft as a storyteller in all facets. I was lucky enough to get this opportunity to come to Siouxland and tell the stories that truly matter. At the end of the day, I believe in treating people with respect and making those proud who believe in me.