Shining a light into the shadows without fear or favor, and telling stories through the lens of curiosity, compassion and connection define Farrah’s passion and purpose as an investigative journalist.
The craft of journalism is a calling for Farrah. It’s lead her across the country and around the world to uncover and tell untold stories.
Farrah is an award-winning, multilingual, multi platform journalist. She specializes in immigration reporting, covering diverse communities, terrorism reporting and foreign correspondency.
Farrah’s work includes a worldwide exclusive interview with a terrorist convicted for helping ISIS.
Her bosses at KSTP-TV in Minneapolis allowed Farrah to travel to refugee camps in Kenya and Somalia to tell the stories of families separated, terrorists reaching across oceans to recruit Minnesota’s children and the U.S. shadow war in Somalia. She is the only journalist in Minnesota and the Midwest to report from Somalia in February of 2016, from “Hell to the Heartland”, at the height of famine, terroristic violence and a U.S. travel ban.
She’s also reported on cartels, guns, drugs, money, undocumented children, sex trafficking and spillover violence on the U.S. Mexico border.
Farrah traveled to tell stories in refugee camps in Lebanon, the war in Syria, and conflicts in Bosnia and Pakistan.
She reported live for weeks during riots and protests in Ferguson, Missouri. She broke stories of corruption and Justice Department investigations after the Ferguson unrest.
Her exclusive year-long investigation into MS-13 in Omaha was distributed to agents at FBI headquarters.
Farrah believes powerful storytelling comes from powerful emotional connections to compelling stories that uncover injustice, and hold the powerful accountable.
She was born in Africa and went to school in London and Canada.
She lives by these words:“To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never to forget.”