Sareen Habeshian is a part-time digital news producer and assignment desk assistant at KTLA. She also works at the USC Institute of Armenian Studies, where she manages production of podcasts and media content, and works on research projects in a bilingual capacity. She is also a reporter and editor for English-language content at CivilNet.am. A Los Angeles native, Sareen holds a master’s in journalism from USC, and bachelor’s in media studies and Armenian language and literature, with a minor in Middle Eastern studies, from UC Berkeley. She is fluent in English and Armenian.


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  • A section of the Angeles Crest Highway near La Cañada Flintridge is seen in this file photo from 2011. (Credit: Angeles Crest Highway near La Cañada Flintridge on May 15, 2011.

    Father, 2 Sons Rescued by Helicopter After Going Missing While Hiking in Angeles National Forest

    A father and his two sons were rescued after going missing while hiking in the Angeles National Forest early Sunday morning, authorities said. The Los Angeles County Fire Department and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Search and Rescue responded to a call at about 2:30 a.m., about hikers who had been missing for over three hours near Glendora Mountain Road and East Fork Road, officials said. A Montrose Search and Rescue helicopter located the family near East Fork Road around […]

  • Students sign a card in memory of Gracie Anne Muehlberger, one of two students killed in the shooting on Nov. 14, 2019, at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita.(Credit: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)

    Celebration of Life Held to Honor Saugus High School Shooting Victim

    A celebration of life took place Saturday to honor Gracie Anne Muehlberger, 15, who was one of two students killed in the shooting at Saugus High School last week. The service took place at 1 p.m. at the Real Life Church in Valencia. It was open to the public and livestreamed on the church’s website. “We’ll never get over the loss of our daughter,” said Bryan Muehlberger, Gracie’s father. “But at the same time, I think the love that we’ve […]

  • Tristan Campbell, 20, is seen in an undated booking photo released by the Simi Valley Police Department on Nov. 22, 2019.

    Woman Shot With BB Gun by Alleged Vandals in Her Driveway in Simi Valley

    A woman was shot with a BB gun in her driveway on Friday after confronting two people who were vandalizing her vehicle, the Simi Valley Police Department said. The woman found two people in her driveway on the 2000 block of Heywood Street, vandalizing her vehicle, authorities said. She confronted them and was then shot in the arm and neck with a BB gun, according to police. One of the alleged shooters, Tristan Campbell, 20, of Simi Valley was taken […]

  • A man stands in front of a homeless encampment in Los Angeles, with the Hollywood sign in the background on Sept. 23, 2019. (Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    Majority of Californians Say They Are Concerned About Homeless People in Their Communities

    Amid rising housing costs and widening income inequality, homelessness has become a growing concern for California residents, a study released Thursday finds. According to a survey conducted by the Public Policy Institute of California, 85% of Californians said they are concerned about having homeless people in their local communities, including 58% who said they are very concerned. As people living in tents, makeshift shelters and homeless encampments under bridges and along freeway ramps becomes a new norm, nearly a quarter […]

  • A pair of handcuffs is shown in a file image. (Credit: Moment via Getty Images)

    Burbank Nanny Sentenced to 30 Years in Federal Prison for Producing Child Pornography

    A former nanny was sentenced to 30 years in  federal prison for producing child pornography with at least five children, the United States Attorney’s Office Central District of California announced today. Travis Elconin, 35, of Burbank, used his position as a nanny “to exploit and abuse children in his care,” most of whom were eight and nine years old, the Attorney’s Office said. Upon completing his 30 year sentence, he will be placed on supervised release for the rest of […]

  • A vehicle flipped over in a crash on the 20600 block of Parthenia St. in Winnetka on Nov. 17, 2019. (Credit: RMG News)

    2 Teenage Brothers Killed in Winnetka Rollover Crash; Driver Arrested

    Two teenage brothers were killed in a traffic collision in Winnetka early Sunday morning, the Los Angeles Police Department Valley Traffic Division said. Firefighters arrived to find an overturned vehicle that had crashed into two parked cars on the 20600 block of Parthenia Street just before 1 a.m., authorities said. The vehicle was on its roof and completely crushed, footage from the scene shows. The two brothers were passengers in the vehicle and were pronounced dead at the scene, said […]

  • A woman and two girls visit a makeshift memorial in Central Park for victims of the shooting at nearby Saugus High School on Nov. 15, 2019 in Santa Clarita. (Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    Threats Against Santa Clarita Schools After Saugus High School Shooting Determined Not Credible: LASD

    Authorities are investigating threats made on social media against schools in Santa Clarita, following a shooting that took place at a local high school where two students were killed, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department said Sunday. After conducting investigations and threat assessments, sheriff’s officials said they determined that there were no credible threats. The social media threats come after a 16-year-old student at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita shot five classmates – fatally wounding two of them – before […]

  • Senator Bernie Sanders speaks at a rally in El Sereno on Nov. 16, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Senator Bernie Sanders Holds Rally in El Sereno Ahead of CA Democratic Convention

    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders held a rally in El Sereno on Saturday, ahead of the state democratic convention. The senator from Vermont energized a massive crowd at Woodrow Wilson High School, while they chanted his name. In light of the recent shooting at Saugus High School, KTLA’s Chris Wolfe asked Sanders about gun legislation. “Gun policy in this country, under my administration, will not be determined by the NRA,” Sanders said. “It will be determined by the American people […]

  • An attendee carries an American flag during the California Democrats 2019 State Convention at the Moscone Center on June 1, 2019, in San Francisco. (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Trump Supporters and Opponents Clash Near CA Democratic Convention in Long Beach

    A fight broke out between supporters of President Trump and counter-demonstrators during a small rally in Long Beach on Saturday, according to police and witness accounts. According to witnesses who spoke to the Long Beach Post, two men approached the Trump supporters and they started arguing with one other. It was unclear who initiated the physical fight, but at some point, one of the anti-Trump protesters hit the arguing Trump supporter in the face with a manual scooter, according to […]

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