Seena Sleem

Reporter

Seena Sleem
Seena Sleem
Reporter
Seena Sleem was born and raised in New York.

She considers herself a city girl and even got her undergraduate degree there. She has a B.A. in Politics and Broadcast Journalism from New York University. At her time at NYU she was part of the newscast, anchoring, producing and editing.

Back in NY, Seena interned for several broadcast stations including CNN, MTV and also the local news station, NY1. Right before she left for Oregon she anchored the United Nations online newscast.

Seena loves to play soccer; she was captain of her varsity team. She also enjoys traveling and has spent one semester studying abroad in Prague.

She's very active on social media. If you want to follow her on twitter or instagram her account is @seenasleem. You can also find her on facebook.

Recent stories by Seena Sleem

Local Skateboarders hit by car: 'I heard a crash, and something hit the side of me' Skateboarders hit by car: 'I heard a crash, and something hit the side of me' (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Miranda Canter was with Codylee Nute on Tuesday night.

"He wanted to go for a ride before going home," Canter said. "So I said, 'OK, let's go.'"

The two made their way to Q Street on skateboards.

Canter said she and Nute, her classmate at Gateways High School, were skating in the bike lane as they approached 15th and Q streets around 10:30 p.m.

Miranda, an experienced skater, said she didn't see the car coming.
Local Teen skateboarder hit by car suffers serious injuries Teen skateboarder hit by car suffers serious injuries (Video)
A car collided with 2 teens on skateboards Tuesday night, seriously injuring one of the youths, Springfield Police said.

Seventeen-year-old Codylee Nute suffered serious injuries and was rushed to the hospital, police said.

On a website set up by Nute's sister, she reports he required brain surgery and may have suffered a torn main artery in his stomach.

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Local Police: Woman on fire crashes burning car, jumps off bridge Police: Woman on fire crashes burning car, jumps off bridge (Photo Gallery) (Video)
A woman reported missing on Tuesday crashed her burning car on the Washington-Jefferson Bridge, exited the car engulfed in flames and jumped off the bridge 40 feet to the ground below Thursday, police said.

A second person suffered unknown injuries, hit by falling debris from the car or bridge.

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Local TSA + O = new EUG sign TSA + O = new EUG sign (Video)
People are taking notice of the new green and yellow at the Eugene Airport.

Comments are blowing up on Twitter, all in honor of the new Eugene airport's Oregon Duck-themed TSA screening area.
Local Rescue Express out to save pets Rescue Express out to save pets (Video)
Michael McCarthy is a retired software entrepreneur.

He has invested $80,000 in the Rescue Express - and says it's worth every penny.

McCarthy drives the rescue bus from California to Oregon, then Washington and western Canada.

Along the 20-hour drive, he drops off pets to rescues and no-kill shelters.
Local 'Everything they asked us to do, we did': State suspends mental health facility's license 'Everything they asked us to do, we did': State suspends mental health facility's license (Video)
The Oregon Health Authority suspended the license of a mental health facility on March 2, putting 24 people out of work and forcing a dozen patients to move.

The OHA Addictions and Mental Health Division suspended the license for ShelterCare's Heeran Center after it failed an inspection.

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Local Meningitis vaccine requires 3 doses to work Meningitis vaccine requires 3 doses to work (Video)
A mass vaccination clinic continues through Thursday at the University of Oregon to counter a bacterial infection that has sicked 4 students this year, killing one of them.

Organizers are already preparing for phase two and three: the vaccine in use at the clinic requires three doses to be effective.
Local Fire department loses $50K in gear to theft Fire department loses $50K in gear to theft (Photo Gallery) (Video)
A rural fire department lost $50,000 in life-saving equipment to theft last week.

The items stolen from the Mohawk Valley Fire Department include two heart monitor/defibrillator units used to save people in cardiac arrest, Chief Dennis Shew said.
Local Police to assign detective to property management company case Police to assign detective to property management company case (Video)
Eugene Police plan to investigate reports that more than $1 million is missing from a local property management company.

An audit performed by the Oregon Real Estate Agency found cash may be missing from the management company's security deposit and monthly rent trust accounts.
Local 'I'm telling you right away: Don't expect him to live' 'I'm telling you right away: Don't expect him to live' (Video)
Carol Palmer can still remember the start to her son's ordeal.

"I turned on the TV, because I was going to watch a football game, and I heard a noise in his room," she recalled. Her son Beren Mally, 14, "was all the way by his closet and had just collapsed on the floor because his temperature was so high. He just wasn't there."

The diagnois: meningitis, an inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord.
Local Infection control: 1,200 notified, 145 medicated, 4 closely monitored Infection control: 1,200 notified, 145 medicated, 4 closely monitored (Video)
Health officials and the University of Oregon moved quickly to track and contain a potentially deadly infectious disease after a second diagnosis in a student in less than a month.

"You generally come out of it not the same," a public health official said. "There's possible neurological damage, there's possible hearing damage, there's possible sight damage, there's all kinds of complications. It's not like the flu that when you survive it you're fine."

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Local 'Portions of the fence embedded in the body of the car' 'Portions of the fence embedded in the body of the car' (Photo Gallery) (Video)
A man told officers he swerved to miss a deer Saturday night and hit a church playground at 50 mph instead, Corvallis Police said.

Zarin Soloman Lucero, 20, faces charges of Failure to Perform the Duties of a Driver (A Misdemeanor) and Driving While Suspended (Violation). He was cited and released.

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Local 'When you look at that highway, you have to ask yourself: Why is this happening?' 'When you look at that highway, you have to ask yourself: Why is this happening?' (Photo Gallery) (Video)
The pair of crashes near Junction City Thursday that killed 3 people and injured a fourth remain under investigation, Oregon State Police say.

While no concrete plans exist for ways to make the highway safer, the road is on the Oregon DOT's radar.

"If you look at the last 5 1/2 years, there's been 205 crashes," said Rick Little with Oregon DOT. The data is from Jan. 1, 2009, to May 31, 2014. "That's almost 3 crashes a month, or 1 every 10 days."