Hi, I'm Tigist and I want to tell the world's stories. This is the best way I can describe why I do what I do. Journalism and photography have given me a lens through which to view the people, places and events around me. Through my passions and skillset, I hope to use journalism to understand and to do good.
I am a reporter at Voice of San Diego covering North County. I report on city governments, homelessness, housing, the working class and more.
Before Voice of San Diego, I was a reporter for the Coast News. I graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University with a major in journalism and a minor in public relations. I am interested in utilizing my passion for writing and storytelling to pursue a future in print news, magazines or photography.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out.
Reporter at Voice of San Diego
March 2022 - Present
Report on local news in North County San Diego. Write 1-2 stories weekly on a variety of topics including city council, politics, school systems, homelessness, housing, healthcare and more.
Reporter at The Coast News Group
April 2020 - March 2022
Report on local news in the Cities of San Marcos and Escondido. Write 4-5 stories weekly on a variety of topics including city council, politics, school systems, local universities, healthcare, feature stories and more.
News Writer / Digital Content Producer at KUSI News
June 2019 - March 2020
Wrote local, national & international news stories for television and web. Create posts for Facebook and Twitter on behalf of KUSI. Monitor social media engagement.
A&E Editor at The Point Newspaper
Jan. 2018 - May 2019
Wrote weekly stories for a variety of sections; assigned and edited stories for the Arts & Entertainment section.
Editorial Assistant at CityBeat Magazine
May 2018 - Aug. 2018
Had a feature cover story published which included my photography on the cover; had two other stories published and one other cover photo published; pitched stories and interviewed sources; transcription; calendar work; attended editorial meetings
Point Loma Nazarene University
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism
Minor in Public Relations
Recipient of the Provost Scholarship (2015 - 2019)
Recipient of the LJWL Department Scholarship (2016 - 2019)