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Broadcast journalist Simi Sara returns to SFU to complete communication degree

After 15 years as a successful broadcast journalist, Simi Sara returned to SFU to complete her BA in Communication. You may recognize her as the host of the “The Simi Sara Show” on CKNW Radio, or from her 10 years in local television co-hosting CityTV’s “Breakfast Television.”

Sara enrolled at SFU in 1989 following high school graduation. But a year-and-a-half into her studies, her mother passed away and Sara deferred her degree. When she felt ready to return to her studies, she opted to transfer to Langara College where she pursued a two-year program in journalism. And although she initially hoped for a career as a newspaper reporter, she instead scored an internship at a TV station that completely changed her career trajectory.