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Syma Chowdhry is an award-winning television host, reporter, producer, news writer, model and actress. Currently she is a television news reporter in Philadelphia at KYW-TV.
In January 2011, she became the news anchor for the program First Forecast Mornings seen daily on Detroit television station CBS 62 and, as of February 7, 2011, on sister-station CW50. Previously, she was the host and producer of "JersEtainment" on News 12 New Jersey for which she won a 2008 Telly Award in the entertainment category. Her reports have included covering American Idol auditions and the Russian invasion of Georgia. She also reports and produces for E-Asylum, on The University Network, covering red-carpet premiers and film junkets across the country. Syma is also a freelance reporter for the pet lovers' social network and pet news website zootoo.com.
Syma has modeled for The Rachael Ray Show, MTV, Pfizer and numerous print material, has appeared on Style Network and has appeared several times as an extra on Law & Order. She also hosted NYC-TV's show "Gigs" and ImaginAsianTV's "Pulse."
Syma Chowdhry was born on Staten Island, New York. Her father is from Pakistan and her mother is from Kerala, India. Syma and her family moved to the New Jersey shore when she was 3-years-old. Syma grew up in Toms River, New Jersey and attended Toms River High School North, where she was actively involved in student leadership. While in high school, she came on the national pageant scene by winning New Jersey's Perfect Teen.
While at Toms River High School North, she also began her career as a TV show host by hosting a local entertainment show on the former Adelphia Cable channel. She then attended Temple University, studying broadcast journalism. After college, she was hired by News 14 Carolina in Raleigh, North Carolina to develop and produce web content and be a features reporter.
Syma competed in several pageants. In 2002, she competed in the Miss New Jersey 2002 pageant, finishing as 3rd runner up. Also that year, she placed 1st runner up in the Miss Pennsylvania USA pageant. In January 2003, she won the title of Miss Central Coast, qualifying again for Miss New Jersey.
- Beautiful Syma; Journalist
- Syma Chowdhry (January 18, 2008). ""Pet Psychics - Do You Believe in Ghosts?" by Chowdhry". Secaucus, NJ: zootoo llc. p. 1. Retrieved 2008-10-15.