Farrah Fazal

Farrah Fazal

"It is my deepest desire and the purpose of my work to shine a light into the shadows, to help give the voiceless a voice, to open a window, to expose violations against the powerless and hold the powerful accountable. I come to work every day with a promise to serve my viewers and to tell a meaningful story."


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Previous Experience
Farrah joined KSTP 5 Eyewitness News in March of 2016 as an investigative reporter. Before she came to the Twin Cities, Farrah was an investigative reporter at KSDK-TV in St. Louis, Missouri.  She’s an award-winning journalist with extensive experience in local investigative and social justice reporting and international news gathering.

Memorable Stories
Farrah covered riots and protests on the front lines in Ferguson. She was the only reporter to shoot I-phone video of rioters breaking into stores in the initial moments after the grand jury verdict in November 2014. She and her photojournalist were able to drive into areas in Ferguson very few journalists could access, to cover a town on fire. Farrah routinely broke stories of corruption in the court system and Justice Department investigations in the days after the Ferguson unrest. She also reported extensively on race issues and sex trafficking in St. Louis. Her work was recognized as an idea for a national advocacy story by her former employer and other anti-sex trafficking advocacy groups.

Farrah reported on cartels, guns, drugs, money, undocumented children, sex trafficking and immigration issues at KRGV TV on the U.S. Mexico border. Her work was the focus of several congressional hearings.  Before she covered the battles on the border, Farrah was an Investigative Reporter and Weekend Anchor in Omaha. Her exclusive stories on gang infiltration in Omaha were distributed inside FBI headquarters in Washington D.C.  

Farrah’s work and life intersect globally.  She traveled to Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia to better understand the Bosnian immigration to St. Louis.  She was among 8 journalists who went to Pakistan in 2013 in the middle of Taliban violence across Pakistan. She and her colleagues were privy to deep background debriefs from the U.S. State Department. They met with political leaders at the highest levels of the Pakistani government. She shot and wrote a series of award- winning stories that aired on KSDK-TV. 

Education/Awards
Farrah graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism.  Farrah's reports have been honored with numerous local and national awards.  She's a member of IRE, SAG-AFTRA, and she regularly supports associations of black, Hispanic and minority journalists. 

Personal Interests
Farrah was born in Africa, has lived in London and Canada, and speaks several languages.  She finished a Half Ironman triathlon a few years ago. She loves to hike, and be near bodies of water. She’s an avid appreciator of all kinds of music, symphony, ballet, opera, theater, musicals, and cultural dances. She loves documentaries. She wants to learn something new every day.
Farrah lives by these words:  “To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never to forget.” –Arundhati Roy


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