Aliya Jasmine Sovani is an award-winning reporter & television producer. You can currently catch her on various platforms for NBC News in Los Angeles. She was previously at MTV News in Canada where she interviewed celebs including Tom Cruise, Kanye West, and Adele. At MTV she helped create IMPACT, a show for millennials about social and environmental issues that sent her reporting from South Sudan after civil war, to the heart of British Columbia's Great Bear Rainforest to see first-hand the potential impacts of a proposed oil pipeline. She returned multiple times to the Great Bear Rainforest for various MTV productions, and became one of WWF's "Canadians for the Great Bear." As a field-reporter for Discovery Channel she was on the ground in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. Her projects for NBC in Los Angeles include covering the recent California Wildfires and its impact on wildlife, as well a mini-doc for NBC's digital and social platforms about a proposed wildlife corridor for mountain lions, slated to be the largest in the world. AJ holds a Bachelors in Communication from the University of Ottawa, a Social Media & Digital Marketing post-professional certification from Harvard University, and a Masters in Environmental Journalism, specializing in Wildlife Reporting, from the University of Southern California.