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Itay Hod brings his eclectic and adventurous career and life experience to his new role at Spectrum News 1. Born in Israel, he grew up there, and for a number of years in Chile and in the U.S. as well, resulting in his trilingual fluency. 

For the last four years, Itay was Senior Entertainment Reporter at TheWrap, where he covered the intersection between politics and entertainment. He broke several national stories, earning him nominations for Entertainment Reporter of the Year by the L.A. Press Club. Previously, Itay worked at MSNBC, NY1 News, CBS News, and MTV’s Logo, where he served as reporter and fill-in news anchor. His first TV job was as a general assignment reporter for WENY-TV in upstate New York. 

He attended Hunter College in New York, then got his Master’s Degree at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. Before that, Itay was busy in the Israel Defense Forces, as a paramedic in a paratrooper’s brigade. He is excited to bring his love for storytelling to Spectrum News 1.