Seena Sleem

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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 Lane Community College hosts career fair: 'A great avenue to meet with perspective employers'(Video)
Oregon's unemployment sits below 7 percent after spiking during the 2008 financial crisis. Even though there has been a big decrease in the state’s unemployment rating, many Oregonians are having a hard time finding a job.

Job seekers suited up and brought their resumes to Lane Community College’s job fair on Thursday to get their foot in the door with potential employers.
Local Corvallis duo starts Carma Cosplay: 'There’s a lot of preparation towards the costume' Corvallis duo starts Carma Cosplay: 'There’s a lot of preparation towards the costume'(Video)
A Corvallis duo is working to grow their cosplay – or movie/comic-themed costume - hobby into a project they call Carma Cosplay.

Emma graduated From Oregon State University with a Zoology major and Carly is an OSU senior studying Fisheries and Wildlife.

On some days they take on completely different identities.
Local Brittany Murphy's final movie, shot in Eugene, premieres at local theater Brittany Murphy's final movie, shot in Eugene, premieres at local theater(Video)
Before her death in 2009, Brittany Murphy appeared in one last film, shot in Eugene. The movie premieres April 4 in Eugene, followed April 11 in Portland and April 18 in Seattle.

Producer Joe Colleran said Murphy, who appeared in such films as "Clueless" and "8 Mile," did not want to appear glamourous in the film, portraying a broken woman as she unravels.

That the film was Murphy's final performance made the editing process difficult, he said.

"Just emotional to go through the editing process and hearing her voice and seeing her outtakes and laughing," Colleran said. "So it's been an emotional process just even trying to get that together."
Local PSA created by UO students wins Peabody Award PSA created by UO students wins Peabody Award(Video)
The man creeps towards a woman slumped unconscious on a couch, then turns to address the camera.

"Hey bros, guess who's passed out on the couch?" he says. "Guess what I"m going to do to her?"

The man reaches for the passed out woman - and places a pillow under her head. He then grabs a blanket and tucks her in.
Local Coast residents and visitors need to be tsunami savvy Coast residents and visitors need to be tsunami savvy(Video)
Tsunami waves generated by an earthquake are a threat of earthquakes both near and far.

The March 2011 earthquake in Japan and the March 1964 earthquake in Alaska both generated tsunami waves that hit the Oregon Coast.

"A regular wave on the ocean travels about 25 to 30 mph," said Kyle Betts, chief boatswain mate with the U.S. Coast Guard. "When one's been generated by an event causing a tsunami, these waves are traveling in a neighborhood of 300 to 600 mph."
Local Helping the Oso community: 'There was a wall of mud racing across the valley, then it hit us.' Helping the Oso community: 'There was a wall of mud racing across the valley, then it hit us.'(Photo Gallery)(Video)
Robin Youngblood was at her home near Oso, Washington with a friend when their visit was interrupted by the rumble and roar of a massive landslide tearing across the horizon toward her trailer.

“There was a wall of mud racing across the valley,” Robin said. “Must've been going 100 miles an hour. I remember saying ‘Oh my god’, and then it hit us. It was that fast.”

She’s now staying with her son and daughter-in-law in Springfield, trying to make sense of the tragedy that took place a week ago while also collecting relief aid for her community still buried in mud.
Local Honorary captain throws out first pitch: 'He's kind of the lucky charm' Honorary captain throws out first pitch: 'He's kind of the lucky charm'(Photo Gallery)(Video)
"Colby loves the Ducks and we love baseball," said his father, Tom Baker, "So putting the two together and having him throw the first pitch? A dream come true."

The Oregon Baseball Team invited Colby to be their team captain for the day and throw out the first pitch Sunday in a series-ender against Utah.

20-year-old Colby, who has Down syndrome, is an athlete in his own right. He's brought home over 50 medals competing as a Special Olympian - 23 of which were gold.
Local Why wasn't man linked to March 19 murders not prosecuted for guns and drugs March 6? Why wasn't man linked to March 19 murders not prosecuted for guns and drugs March 6?(Photo Gallery)(Video)
Police booked Ricardo Antonio Chaney into jail after finding an AR-15, body armor and meth in his car March 6.

He went free hours later.

Prosecutors never filed charges.

Now it appears Chaney killed a retired professor and set the man's house on fire before carjacking 2 international students from China, forcing them into the trunk of the driver's BMW, then driving to California, where he got in a gunfight with a tourist attraction employee before killing a sheriff's deputy in a gunfight.

Chaney died in gunfire March 19.

Why did he go free March 6?
Sports Sweet 16? Elite 8? Duck fans optimistic Sweet 16? Elite 8? Duck fans optimistic(Photo Gallery)(Video)
Fans put on their colors to watch the University of Oregon Ducks take on BYU on Thursday.

"I've actually been the season ticket holder at their football for about the last 21 years," said Brooks Wakeland, who has "DUCKS" inked on the inside of his lower lip. "Born here in Eugene, now I go to the law school here, so I just love my Ducks."

The Ducks won. They play Wisconsin on Saturday.
Local 'I drew the gun from the holster and asked what he thought he was doing in my home' 'I drew the gun from the holster and asked what he thought he was doing in my home'(Video)
Lisa Atkin is used to hearing her dogs bark and her roosters crow.

But what she's not used to is hearing banging from her kitchen after her husband has left for work.

"That's when I got up, took my handgun from the nightstand still holstered, started to walk through the house and met a gentleman in my kitchen area who was not my husband," she said. "I drew the gun from the holster and asked what he thought he was doing in my home."
Local Woman wants stricter leash laws after dog killed in park Woman wants stricter leash laws after dog killed in park(Video)
Tucker was going to be 3 this year.

"This is Tucker on Halloween," Charlene Jorgensen said, holding a photo of her furry friend. "I was the clown and he was the little ringmaster. We dressed up very Halloween."

Jorgensen lost her friend at Riverfront Park on Monday.

"Police officer came in and told me he'd been kill by this pit bull mix and it broke his neck so he died instantly," she said.
Local Minimum wage hike in the works: 'In small business it’s hard' Minimum wage hike in the works: 'In small business it’s hard'(Video)
As the push for a minimum wage hike makes its way to the senate floor, some local business owners are worried about what it could mean for their own employees.

“If it’s not set up correctly or indexed to something that makes sense then it artificially drives up the cost for everyone else,” said business owner Dan Egan.

The bill hasn’t hit the Senate floor yet, however some Democrats in congress say it could be in the $9-$10 range. There hasn’t been a national increase to minimum wage since 2009, when it jumped to $7.25 an hour.