Sara Shereen Bakhshian has joined The Argonaut news department staff as What’s On coordinator. Among her responsibilities at The Argonaut are compiling the weekly entertainment and community event listings for the What’s On section and writing entertainment feature stories on people and events in the local coverage area.

A native of Dallas, Bakhshian has worked as a freelance reporter for various publications in the Los Angeles area, including The Hollywood Reporter, The Malibu Times and Religion News Service. At The Hollywood Reporter, she also worked as a copy editor, covered premieres and film festivals and wrote stories on Oscar winners and nominees.

Her other newspaper experience includes an internship with The Dallas Morning News, where she wrote articles and dispatches. She was the opinion editor of The Daily Campus, the newspaper of Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas.

Bakhshian earned her Bachelor of Arts in journalism from SMU and a master’s degree in religious studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

She is a member of the Los Angeles Press Club and the Religion Newswriters Association.

Bakhshian can be reached at The Argonaut at (310) 822-1629 ext. 136, or