Shahan Ahmed is a Digital News Producer for NBC Los Angeles, KNBC-LA Channel 4. He has covered breaking news events with NBCLA, including the Ridgecrest earthquakes, the Woolsey Fire, rapper Nipsey Hussle's death, Silver Lake Trader Joe's barricade and numerous other stories that gripped and changed the city of Los Angeles.
Previously, Shahan was a featured columnist for Yahoo! Sports from 2012-2019. In addition, he worked as a sports reporter and writer for NBCLA covering the Los Angeles sports scene, working as a digital Lakers beat reporter for six seasons from 2012-2018. He has also reported on the LA Rams, the LA Galaxy, the LA Clippers and major sporting events and announcements in the city.
Shahan is an experienced digital sports reporter who has covered elite live events, including the NBA Finals, Champions League Final, NFL, Premier League, MLS, NBA All-Star, USA Basketball, La Liga and Bundesliga. He has covered professional sporting events in more than 15 cities across North America, along with covering major professional sporting events in cities around the world: Beijing, Shanghai, Barcelona, Madrid, London, Munich and several other cities in Europe.
Michael J. Duarte is a Los Angeles-based writer covering the Dodgers for NBCLA. Born and raised in the City of Angels, Michael did his undergraduate work at the University of California Santa Barbara and a graduate program at the University of Southern California. Michael was awarded the Paul Lazarus Scholarship Award in 2004 for his writing and is the 2005 recipient of the prestigious Corwin Writing Award. In addition to sports writing, Michael is an avid runner and softball player.