Prabjot (PJ) Kaur Randhawa ~ Sikh broadcast journalist in South Dakota

January 29, 2013 by Navdeep S. Randhawa Source: www.kotatv.com

PJRandhawa (22K)PJ Randhawa joined the KOTA Territory News Team in June of 2011.

Born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada, PJ has spent most of her adult life living in Chicago, Illinois while pursing her education.

She received her bachelor's degree in mass media and film from Northeastern Illinois University in 2009, graduating with honors.

PJ recently graduated with her Masters degree in Journalism from DePaul University, where she was also Executive Producer of the campus TV station.

PJ has worked at many of the diverse media outlets Chicago has to offer, including PBS, WGN, The Chicago Tribune, FOX News and various TV production companies.

PJ has gathered various awards and honors during her university career, including the Excellence in Journalism award from DePaul university, and in 2008 she was chosen to be a Student Ambassador for a University delegation trip to South Korea.

As an associate producer for the FOX Special Reports Unit, PJ went undercover to infiltrate an Illinois-based hate group. Her story aired on FOX news in December of 2010.

Having lived on flat terrain her entire life, PJ is loving the mountains in Rapid City, and can often be seen rushing around town with her dog Knicky beside her. Her interests include investigative journalism, fast cars, and hiking.


PJ Randhawa on TV - Kota Territory News

Homeless for the Holidays
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9GAwgxPIZE

PJ Randhawa Reporter Reel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Z4En6x3I3M

Prabjot (PJ) Kaur Randhawa has been promoted to the position of morning news anchor at KOTA TV, an ABC affiliate station' in Rapid City, South Dakota- a city with a metropolitan area of about 100,000. She is the first Sikh to attain such a position and the only Sikh broadcast journalist in the State. She is originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba and graduated with a Masters of Journalism from Depaul University in Chicago in 2011 upon which she began her career at KOTA news. This is definitely an important step for the Sikh community as its integral that our community be part of the mainstream media so that we can bring forth a positive image to Sikhs everywhere. ~ Navdeep Singh Randhawa

 

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