Fresno broadcaster signs off from KSEE NBC24

Daily newscaster Stefani Booroojian steps away from role after 42 years in journalism

Mid Valley Times Staff
Published June 28, 2024  • 
9:00 am

FRESNO – After 42 years in broadcast journalism, Stefani Booroojian is signing off for the last time.

This Friday, June 28, the Fresno native will make her final appearance on KSEE NBC24 as she has announced her retirement from daily newscasts. Through her work over the years, Booroojian earned the respect and admiration of the community and her peers.

“KSEE24 has been such a huge part of my life for such a big part of my life, it’s tough to say good-bye,” Booroojian shared. “I am, however, ready, and excited about this next chapter. I’m not saying a final good-bye to the community because I still plan to be a part of the Central Valley. I’m looking forward to making connections in a way other than on a television screen. Life will be different for me, but I’m ready for whatever lies ahead.”

An alum of both Fresno City College and Fresno State, Booroojian has spent her career committed to journalism. Her storytelling and integrity have not only informed but also connected communities locally and internationally from Fresno to Armenia.

“Stefani has been more than just a news anchor; she has been the heart and soul of our newsroom for four decades,” said J.R. Jackson, general manager and vice president of Nexstar’s KSEE and KGPE stations. “Her steadfast presence and compassionate reporting have made her a household name. Stefani is truly family to many in this community.”

“Stefani Booroojian has exemplified what it means to serve both an industry and her community with integrity and passion,” said Matthew Rosenfeld, senior vice president regional manager. “Her tireless dedication and exemplary conduct have set a high standard for journalism in Fresno, leaving a legacy that will undoubtedly inspire future generations of journalists.”

Booroojian has been recognized with multiple journalism awards, including four Emmy Awards and numerous Associated Press accolades. Her commitment has also extended beyond journalism as she has been an advocate for community service, volunteering for numerous local events and initiatives. Notably, she spearheaded KSEE24’s BuddyCheck program for over 28 years, promoting monthly self-examinations for breast cancer awareness.

Mid Valley Times Staff