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 Woman faces criminally negligent homicide charge in deadly hit-and-run crash Woman faces criminally negligent homicide charge in deadly hit-and-run crash (Video)
The woman accused in a deadly hit-and-run crash had tears in her eyes Monday as she was formally arraigned on charges of criminally negligent homicide, hit-and-run and tampering with evidence.

Springfield Police say 30-year-old Isabel McDaniel was behind the wheel of a car Thursday that hit a father and son as they crossed Main Street at 54th Street.

The car sideswiped Julio Ortiz, 39, of Springfield.

His father, Daniel Ortiz Reynaga, 67, died from his injuries.

He was carried 12 blocks on the car and found a mile and a half from the scene of the crash.
Local 10-year-old's 'Backwards Garage Sale' benefits foster children 10-year-old's 'Backwards Garage Sale' benefits foster children (Video)
Emily Brown is a junior Girl Scout who has been working hard for the last 9 months to get her bronze award.

She worked toward accomplishing her goal Saturday by putting on a service project dedicated to collecting toys for foster families.

Brown, 10, calls it a "backwards garage sale."

Instead of picking things up, you drop them off.
Local Should more law enforcement officers wear body cameras? Should more law enforcement officers wear body cameras? (Video)
President Obama has proposed equiping more of the nation's police officers with body cameras as a means of enhancing trust by recording what takes place between the public and police.

Presently, about 20 officers with Eugene Police use them.

Neither Springfield Police nor the Lane County Sheriff's Office have body cameras. Both agencies said the devices would benefit them in he said/she said situations.
Movember Smooth shaving after an itchy Movember Smooth shaving after an itchy Movember (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Robert Noble had an itchy month.

He grew out his beard for the first time for Movember.

"I invited all of my friends to join me with this, and we raised some money and awareness for our brothers to help fight with them," he said.
Local Local reaction to Ferguson: More discussion, less violence Local reaction to Ferguson: More discussion, less violence (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Alexis Lawrence anxiously waited for the announcement Monday evening.

"I was at home with the rest of my roommates and we had a couple of friends over while watching CNN, patiently awaiting for the decision of the verdict," said Lawrence, a member of the Black Student Union.

When the news broke that a grand jury declined to indict a police officer of any criminal conduct in the shooting death of Michael Brown, Lawrence felt disappointed.

"We were all very sad, tears began to run from our faces," she said. "We were just really ashamed with how our justice system works in America."
Local Some retailers refuse to open on Thanksgiving day Some retailers refuse to open on Thanksgiving day (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Kevin Anderson owns 10 locations of The Mac Store in the Pacific Northwest.

Some of his stores are in malls that will be open on Thanksgiving day.

His stores won't be open, however.

"Enough is enough," he said. "We're completely gobbling up Thanksgiving in the name of additional commerce. We're not going to participate."
Local 'Seeing them more themselves, more radiant and expressive - what could be better?' 'Seeing them more themselves, more radiant and expressive - what could be better?' (Photo Gallery) (Video)
While the kids are shaking their bodies, they're also shaking away their troubles.

Sparkplug Dance founder Rachael Carnes teaches the program at the Relief Nursery.

She said they're teaching kids how to express their emotions, especially the negative ones, in a healthy manner.
Local O Heroes and Oregon senator team up for turkey drive O Heroes and Oregon senator team up for turkey drive (Video)
Sen. Ron Wyden and athlete volunteers from the University of Oregon joined St. Vincent de Paul on Saturday.

The charity plans to feed thousands of low-income familes in Springfield and Eugene by providing them with turkey or ham plus other fixings for a holiday dinner.

Watch #LiveOnKMTR for more on this story
Local $2.6M challenge grant seeks to raise money to help nurses earn BAs, MAs $2.6M challenge grant seeks to raise money to help nurses earn BAs, MAs (Video)
About 1,200 nurses work at PeaceHealth's Sacred Heart hospitals in the Eugene/Springfield area.

The chief nursing officer says only about 30 percent of RNs right now have their bachelor's or master's in nursing.

"We're on a journey with an ultimate goal to have 80 percent of our nurses have their bachelor's or master's degree over the next number of years," said Louella Freeman, chief nursing officer.

Don Tykeson and John Murphy, two Eugene businessmen, are joining the effort.

They have pledged to the PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center's Nursing Education Foundation a combined $2.6 million dollar challenge grant - a donation they want to see matched by donors.
Local 'The old formula of no-go-tell still applies' 'The old formula of no-go-tell still applies' (Video)
A 9-year-old boy told school officials that a man tried to grab him Wednesday afternoon in West Eugene, Eugene Police said Friday.

Police said in a press release that "there are some inconsistencies in the boy’s report" but they are investigating.

“We are trying to track down all available leads, but it doesn’t point to one suspect,” Lt. Doug Mozan said.

The boy told a school official at Prairie Mountain School that while riding his bike around 3:15 p.m. "and was allegedly grabbed by a subject near the intersection of Royal and Terry," Mozan said.
Local Veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan: 'Nothing on this earth that I would trade for all my service' Veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan: 'Nothing on this earth that I would trade for all my service' (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Shane Summers has been a Marine for 12 years.

"Something special about them," he said. "Not everybody can do what we do."

Jason Pickens has served in the Marines for 16 years. He was also deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan.

When asked about the experience, the Bend native said it was chaotic at times.

"Being targeted with rocket-propeled grenades and things like that," he said.
Local Court documents detail drug case against juvenile detention supervisor Court documents detail drug case against juvenile detention supervisor (Photo Gallery)
A supervisor at the county juvenile detention facility faces accusations he used a county-owned iPhone and iPad to make drug deals for heroin, Eugene Police said in sworn court documents.

David Thomas Van Lier, 44, of Eugene faces charges of unlawful possession of heroin and official misconduct.

The investigation started when Van Lier called police to report a trespasser at his home on South Garden Way, according to a police officer's sworn statement filed in Lane County Circuit Court.

Van Lier identified himself to police as a supervisor at the county's youth detention center.

The other person involved, Lucymae Watson, was arrested on an outstanding warrant related to meth.
Local After a forest fire: 'It's a threat to people or ecologically' After a forest fire: 'It's a threat to people or ecologically' (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Firefighters kept most of the fires from growing: The Oregon Department of Forestry said 94 percent of the fires it handled were 10 acres or less.

But some fires grew much larger.

There were more than 3,500 fires in Oregon and Washington this summer that burned 100 acres or more, according the the National Interagency Coordination Center.

All told, 1.5 million acres burned in the Northwest - roughly half the acreage burned nationwide in 2014.

What happens after the flames? Watch #LiveOnKMTR Thursday, Nov. 6, at 5:30, 6:30 or 11 p.m.