Farah Jadran is an award-winning journalist who has found much success in broadcast, print and digital journalism throughout her career.
Farah began working as an editor for Eagle Newspapers before graduating with her master’s degree from the S.I. Newhouse School of Communications. After a few years of covering all angles of local government and community news in the Northern Suburbs of Syracuse and Madison County — Farah went on to help launch Syracuse Woman Magazine in 2011. During her time managing the magazine, Farah was a public speaking professor at SUNY-Oswego, Syracuse University and Cazenovia College. Farah also hosted a public affairs show, “Insight,” for WCNY where she was the host, reporter and co-producer. She stayed at the helm of SWM for four years until moving on to lead the national social media strategy for Time Warner Cable SportsChannel, Time Warner Cable News, including NY1 News and stations throughout Upstate New York, North Carolina and Texas.
A few memorable stories during her career include investigative pieces covering the cleanup of Onondaga Lake, vacant housing in Utica and the battle against methamphetamine use in Oswego County. Farah is the recipient of numerous awards for her achievements in journalism and women’s leadership. Among those honors, Farah has received awards from the New York Press Association, the Society of Professional Journalists, Syracuse Press Club, YWCA Diversity Achievers and the Whitman School of Management’s 40 Under Forty.
Farah joined the NewsChannel 9 team on Aug. 17, 2015, with an eagerness to return to broadcast journalism and fulfill her passion of telling your stories. Outside of the newsroom, she enjoys running marathons and volunteering for Hope for Heather Ovarian Cancer Awareness, Vera House and Ophelia’s Place. When time allows, Farah also hits the links with her husband, Niko. They have three dogs — a dachshund named Jack, and two Helping Hounds alums, a Labrador mix named Bear and a pug they named Bogey. Farah was born and raised just outside of Chicago — she has run the Windy City’s marathon twice with many more to come.
If you want to send Farah a news tip or story idea, email her at FarahJadran@LocalSYR.com.