Saba Hamedy is a Los Angeles-based digital news editor on the national desk. Previously, she worked as a breaking news reporter in Washington, D.C. for CNN Politics, where she also co-authored "The Point with Chris Cillizza."
Before returning to CNN, Hamedy worked as an assignment editor at HuffPost. There, she assisted and helped lead coverage of national breaking news including reporting on Kobe Bryant's death, California wildfires and the Democratic presidential debates.
She previously covered entertainment at Mashable, where she reported on Netflix, Amazon and Hulu; the rise of platforms such as YouTube; the fall of platforms such as Vine; and all things Harry Potter. She has moderated panels with stars such as Chelsea Handler and Kevin Hart, and interviewed celebrities including Trevor Noah and Mindy Kaling. She started her career at her hometown paper, the Los Angeles Times.
Hamedy graduated Boston University with degrees in political science and journalism. She's also an alum of the National Press Foundation's Paul Miller Washington Reporting Fellowship. She now teaches part-time at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.