Tasmin Mahfuz is an award-winning broadcast journalist. She is currently the evening news anchor at WDVM 25, weeknights from 5p-8p and 10-11:30p.
Previously, Tasmin was the Southern Utah Bureau Chief at ABC 4 Utah. She launched the station’s first TV news bureau and was responsible to cover an area of 20,000 square miles that has a population of 200,000+ people.
In 2012, her first reports as a broadcast journalist were from Istanbul, Turkey. Then, she started a job as a news reporter with an international network called Ebru TV where she reported from New York City, New Jersey and Washington, D.C. Tasmin’s assignments included covering the devastation after Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey and the Sandy Hook shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. She also reported live from the United Nations, providing breaking news from the UN General Assembly on US-Iran relations, the Crimean annexation and developments in Syria. She even secured interviews with New York City Mayor Bill deBlasio and Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus.
Tasmin was born and raised in West Palm Beach, Florida. She is a graduate of Emory University in International Studies. After graduation, Tasmin completed a two-year internship at the United Nations and also received a Master’s in Legal Studies. She started her broadcasting career in television from a young age. Her mother, Nazmun Mahfuz, produced and hosted weekly television shows for South Florida’s PBS and cable television. Tasmin learned the basics of TV from her mother and would often host segments of the shows.
In June 2015, the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation awarded Tasmin the Gracies Award for Outstanding Producer in TV News in the nation. Established in 1975, the annual Gracies Awards celebrates the accomplishments of women in media in the U.S. Also in 2015, the Society of Professional Journalists – Utah Chapter presented Tasmin an award for multimedia journalism.
Tasmin is a citizen of the world. She describes herself as passionate, ambitious and articulate. Tasmin understands cultures across the globe and reflects a positive demeanor in her everyday manner.Email Tasmin with story ideas. Or connect with her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.