Shirah Matsuzawa

Shirah Matsuzawa

Shirah Matsuzawa is an Emmy Award-winning journalist, and she is thrilled to be in the Emerald City!

Shirah joins FOX 13 Seattle from her hometown of Boise, Idaho, where depending on the day she anchored the News at Noon, 4, 6 and 10, as well as reported and produced-sometimes performing all three job duties in one show!

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 Content Producer, producing the weekend morning newscasts and regularly filling in on ‘Today in LA.’ In her nearly seven years at NBCLA, Shirah also assisted on special events like the "Golden Globe" red carpet specials and hosted the online series "The LA You May Not Know."

Shirah has covered a wide range of stories including: The Lori Vallow Daybell Trial, The Las Vegas Mass Shooting, and The Royal Wedding between Prince Harry and LA Native Meghan Markle.

Shirah has also won multiple Emmy Awards, Idaho Press Club Awards, Idaho State Broadcasting Association Awards and a Golden Mike Award.

Shirah received a dual degree from Chapman University in Orange, CA in Communication Studies and Television & Broadcast Journalism, as well as a master’s in law from the University of Southern California.

When she is not reporting, Shirah enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and eating! In fact, she is a self-proclaimed foodie! Shirah is excited to be in Seattle and is eager to immerse herself in the community! Got a story idea or a restaurant recommendation, you can reach Shirah at and follow her on Instagram at

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