Aziza Shuler joined Spectrum News 1 in October of 2020.

This Emmy-winning journalist is also the director of the mentorship program Brown Girls Dream, was recognized as one of the top 20 professionals under 40 for work in her community, and competed for the title of Miss California USA in 2015.

Great storytelling is Shuler’s personal mission as she believes it is the gateway to human connection and understanding.

Shuler’s most meaningful story is a 5-year-old girl named Emilia who was battling a chronic kidney condition and wanted to spend possibly her last birthday with a party themed around her favorite Netflix movie The Willoughby’s. Her birthday was right around the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, so all of her friends and family were under quarantine orders. Emilia’s mother posted on Facebook, asking those who love Emilia to send her Christmas ornaments featured in The Willoughby’s. Soon, Emilia received ornaments and gifts from people as far as Germany. After Shuler’s story aired, Netflix saw it and the creator of the animated movie personally video chatted with Emilia to wish her a Happy Birthday and also sent her one-of-a-kind custom artwork for the film.

When Shuler isn’t working, she most likely is trying a new vegan restaurant in town or FaceTiming her family back home in Washington, D.C.

Fun fact: she loves Uber pools.