As a first generation Canadian, Zahra's traditional views, mixed with her spicy person,, has lead to her success but also to her diverse experiences.
After studying dance and business at Simon Fraser University, Zahra found her way to the Communications Department. She then went on to win a scholarship to a broadcasting program at Columbia Academy. Just three weeks into the program she launched her career on Fairchild Radio, announcing in Spanglish - a mix of English and Spanish. It wasn't long before she jumped into television, hosting and interviewing for an entertainment show called, Backstage Pass, which aired on Shaw TV. Zahra went on to host an array of lifestyle segments for Shaw TV in English and Spanish. She also spent much of her time out-and-about in the community with KVOS Television at family and charity events.
Her work caught the eye of NBC News, Honolulu. A lover of the ocean and nature, Zahra couldn't resist when NBC invited her, not only to try to catch a few waves, but also to write a story about Grammy nominees. From there she moved up...way up! She delivered traffic reports from a helicopter for Global BC's 5 o'clock news. She also did traffic and weather on three major local radio stations: AM730, CFUN, and Team 1040.
Zahra Alani filled-in for three years doing the traffic and weather on CBC Radio One's The Early Edition and On the Coast in Vancouver, before moving to weekends as weathercaster for CBC BC's weekend broadcasts. From there CBC Saskatchewan quickly snatched her up for her current role as Weather Specialist on the supper hour news.
Her community and career ambitions extend to Africa, where her family roots are. She aspires to travel home to East Africa, to get involved in local development projects while raising awareness of the continent's challenges and achievements.
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