Kimiya Shokoohi is a journalist whose work spans across four continents.
She was a part of the core team that launched the Olympic Channel in 2016, and the Sport Africa team that worked on the BBC World Service's World 2020 Africa expansion project. Her work is published across the BBC, Postmedia, the Globe and Mail, and The New York Times.
Kimiya's work dates back to the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games where she invited as the first "IOC Young Reporter" in a pilot program by the International Olympic Committee. This initiative would eventually lead her to help launch the the multi-platform Olympic Channel. Kimiya had her first media by-line in a story about British Columbia's connection to presidential inauguration of Barack Obama, published in the Vancouver Sun in 2008. Kimiya holds a Bachelor's Degree in Applied Journalism from Kwantlen Polytechnic University and Master of Arts degree in Specialized Journalist (Sport and Society) from the University of Southern California, where she attended on a full scholarship.
Kimiya was born in Tehran, Iran, and immigrated to Canada due to the risk of political persecution, economic restriction, and limited rights for women and girls. She lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, today where she reports on environment and economy for the Saskatoon StarPheonix.
“Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion."
– Rumi, 13th-century Persian poet