Sarina Fazan is a four time Emmy Award winning television anchor and reporter with over 24 years of industry experience.
She is currently offering commentary on the first ever international collaboration between CNN/Sky News. The show, called “Vengeance” takes an in-depth look at the most fascinating criminal cases around the world. “Vengeance” is just one of many shows that have asked Sarina for insight based on her reputation for landing exclusive interviews with the Bay area’s most controversial newsmakers.
Some of her biggest interviews include Julie Schenecker, a former Russian Linguist who is serving a life sentence for murdering her two children. This is the only known interview with a mother convicted of killing her own children in the nation.
She was also the first journalist invited into the Aisenberg home in Baltimore after the couple moved from the Bay area because of the intense scrutiny surrounding the disappearance of their daughter, Sabrina. The case is still one of the biggest mysteries in the country.
Sarina is the only journalist in the nation invited to view the wedding video of Terry Schiavo, the woman who was at the center of a decade-long right to life case in Florida.
She was the first reporter given exclusive home video of hostage Keith Stansell reunited with his family after five years of captivity in Columbia.
The mother of the infamous DC Madam granted Sarina the only interview after the suicide of her daughter.
She also conducted an exclusive television interview with the young woman known through the nation as the “Hiccup” girl. A teenager turned convicted killer.
And, Sarina also led of the notorious teacher sex scandal involving Debra Lafave.
She has also helped make huge changes in the community. She took action for a high school senior who was brutally beaten and raped in 2010. The attack caused lifelong injuries and insurance was denied to cover her care. Sarina involved lawmakers from as high as the Governor of Florida to U.S. Senators to get the victim’s healthcare extended. Due to all the media coverage fundraisers continue to this day.
Sarina also helped establish the “Partners for Life” foundation. The non profit holds an a annual run now in it’s 8th year. The event came to fruition after working with the widow of a slain St. Petersburg police officer. The race attracts well over a thousand people annually. The money raised helps families of slain police officers.
In addition to her four Emmy award, Sarina has been nominated for an Emmy nearly every year for the past 10 years.
She has also received numerous awards from the Associated Press, the Society of Professional Journalists, and other media organizations for many of her exclusive stories.
In 2016 she was named Journalist of the Year and she was recently nominated for Tampa Bay Woman of the Year.
Sarina also sits in the board for “Where Love Grows” a non profit helping to feed hungry kids.
Sarina’s broadcast career is the culmination of a lifelong dream. Born in India, English was not her first language, yet she forged an exceptional career in journalism.
Sarina learned English and developed her love of journalism watching Walter Cronkite and Barbara Walters. Like Barbara Walters, she too overcame a speech impediment and hopes to continue to encourage people everywhere to follow their dream.