Niku Kazori joined the KIRO news team in March 2022.
Originally from Houston Texas, Niku knew from a young age she wanted to pursue Journalism. She graduated with honors from the University of St. Thomas, majoring in Broadcast Journalism, with a minor in Philosophy.
Her passion for news took her around the country. She has worked in Lubbock, Texas, Charleston, South Carolina, Knoxville, Tennessee, San Antonio, Texas, and most recently Houston.
Niku has held different roles at news stations, from being a weather and traffic anchor, reporter, and anchor.
One of the stories she is most proud of covering was the trial of State Senator Carlos Uresti. Niku followed the trial for months, in and out of the courtroom daily, landing exclusive interviews, and helping her station lead coverage in this high profile case that made national news.
Niku believes in conveying stories in ways that connect with the viewers, and building trust. Although she's covered crime and hard news, she has spent an equal amount of time entertaining viewers with fun segments.
Niku describes herself as energetic, dynamic, and determined. She is also fluent in Farsi and American Sign Language, plays the piano and cello, and has lived in Japan with her husband who is in the Air Force.
She would love to connect whether it's sending a story idea her way or any local food/coffee shop recommendations. Niku is proud to call the PNW her new home, explore the mountains, and share stories!