Ranji Sinha joined KIRO 7 in August 2017 and has spent several years covering the Pacific Northwest for KIRO 7’s evening and morning newscasts. Now he has transitioned to our Live desk Coverage in the morning, tracking breaking news and developing stories as they happen. Ranji spent the past several years reporting for our AM newscasts covering all kinds of stories from COVID-19 to the protests in 2020. He has also been part of KIRO 7’s Emmy nominated coverage of the Dupont train derailment in December 2017 and the Port Orchard Tornado in December 2018. Ranji was also one of our main reporters on the continuing coverage of the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max, as well as the hunt for suspects who have attacked several Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Halls in the South Sound. Ranji came to KIRO 7 from News 12 New Jersey, the 24-hour news in Northern New Jersey, where he honed skills for breaking news and quick story turns in the fast paced New York Market. He’s also worked at the CBS affiliate in Western Michigan, as well as NBC stations in Burlington, Vermont-Plattsburgh, New York and Charlottesville, Virginia. Ranji is a native New Yorker, who grew up in Long Island, about 40 minutes outside Manhattan, New York City. Even though Ranji hails from the East Coast, both he and his family were excited to move cross country to join KIRO 7. He lives in Seattle with his wife and daughter and is now proud to call the Pacific Northwest home. When he’s not working, Ranji enjoys spending time with his family but is a huge fan of TV and film, and also a big sports fan. He’s enjoyed exploring nature here in the Pacific Northwest and loves sampling the great food and drinks our region has to offer.
Sept.18 to 24 marks Banned Books Week and there have been several efforts recently, as well as historically, to remove some books from the shelves, whether in public libraries or from school curriculums and libraries.