KSEE24 Anchor Stefani Booroojian and Chief Photographer Kevin Mahan have spent the past week in Armenia where they are putting together a series of stories to air on the local NBC affiliate. The trip coincides with the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
The reports are scheduled to start airing Thursday, April 23.
“I have to say, it was my dream to be able to return to Armenia for the 100th genocide commemoration. I’m so excited to be going and to be sharing the experience with our viewers,” Booroojian said before heading to the other side of the globe.
The first part of the trip was spent in Nagorno-Karabakh where the KSEE team reported on the relief work being done by the Armenia Fund to improve the lives of Armenians in that region. Armenia Fund is a nonprofit organization established in 1994 to rebuild the economy and infrastructure damaged in the Nagorno-Karabakh War.
They returned to Yerevan for the genocide commemoration.
In 2011, Booroojian made her first trip to Armenia. She joined photographer George Garnica and producer Paul Chaderjian to travel to Armenia in mid-December at the invitation of the Armenian Tourist Council. They were part of a group of eight journalists who spent five days on a trip paid for by the Armenia Tourist Council and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
After that journey, Booroojian said: “I’m not going to say it was a life-changing experience, but I really felt like I was more in touch with my culture and my background.”