Today’s #MediaMonday comes to us from Yuma! It is Ella Sogomonian, multi-media journalist, field reporter, and fill-in anchor for ABC5, CBS13 and FOX9. I first connected with Ella via the statewide work that HMA Public Relations does with the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing (ACDHH). But our paths kept crossing with the work we do for other statewide clients (such as The Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health) and I thought she would be a perfect #MediaMonday!
So, Ella, time to share!
What do you want to tell the blogosphere about yourself today?
Growing up in Los Angeles I constantly encountered different cultures and ethnic backgrounds. This heavily shaped who I am today as I can relate to a variety of people. The desire to connect led me to cultivate language skills in Spanish, Russian and Armenian, in addition to my native English.
Now working in Yuma, I am able to bring stories from both sides of the border and catch the interviews my colleagues may not be able to by using Spanish. The Desert Southwest is alive with an array of stories and discovering each one on a daily basis brings me closer to the community. The pleasure this experience brings makes me forget I’m even working!
My main goal is to inform the public and educate viewers on news that matters most whether it be local, national or international.
Before working with KECY-TV, I reported for government newscasts Hawthorne Community Television and Torrance Citi CABLE in Los Angeles.
I graduated from Chapman University in the City of Orange in 2011 with a B.F.A in Television and Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Spanish and Linguistics.
When not working I travel extensively for fun but I hope to one day feature personal pieces and issues around the globe as I do now at the Mexican border. Aside from jet-setting in my free time I enjoy learning new languages and the arts.