Shirah is an Emmy award-winning journalist. As a Boise native, she is thrilled to be back home and reporting for the station she grew up watching.

Prior to joining KTVB, Shirah began her television news career at NBC Los Angeles, when she was selected out of thousands to become the station's very first news associate. There, she quickly worked her way up to the content producer role; producing the weekend morning newscast, as well as writing and editing for the morning show “Today in LA” while taking on the role as fill-in producer. In her nearly seven years at NBCLA, Shirah also produced the “Today Show” cutins, traffic segments and assisted on events like the “Golden Globe” specials. Shirah also hosted the NBCLA.com online series “The LA You May Not Know.”

During her time at NBCLA, Shirah covered a wide range of stories including the aftermath of the San Bernardino terror attack, the Las Vegas mass shooting, the manhunt for ex-LAPD officer Christopher Dorner, the Conrad Murray trial, and most recently, the Royal Wedding between Prince Harry and LA native Meghan Markle.

Shirah has won multiple Emmy Awards, as well as a Golden Mike Award.

She graduated from Mountain View High School in Meridian and received a dual-degree from Chapman University in Orange, California, in Communication Studies and Television & Broadcast Journalism. She is also currently working on a Masters in Law at the University of Southern California.

When Shirah is not reporting, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and eating. In fact, she is a self-proclaimed foodie. Shirah is excited to be back home and eager to immerse herself back into the community.

Contact Shirah at smatsuzawa@ktvb.com and follow her on Twitter