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Fox 5 Morning News Anchor Shally Zomorodi has been waking up San Diego for more than a decade. A dedicated journalist, Zomorodi launched her news career as an assistant for KTTV FOX 11 in Los Angeles. Quickly advancing into an on-air reporting position in Beaumont, Texas, Zomorodi, with her winning smile and refined reporting skills, woke the Southwest residents of the Lone Star state to breaking local and national news.

Shally's embracing personality and dedicated reporting returned her to the Southland and family she loves dearly in Orange County. She reported for LA City View in Los Angeles and then became the anchor of DAYBREAK OC, a two hour live morning show broadcasting from the heart of Orange County for all of Southern California. Versed in international broadcasting as the reporter for Voice of America, and fluent in Farsi, Shally now brings her global skills, diversity, and Southland knowledge to FOX 5. Shally credits her success in broadcasting to pageants. Shally won the title of Mrs. California Globe and was 3rd runner up to Mrs. US GLOBE. She also held the titles of Miss Orange County Teen USA and Miss Orange County USA. It was during her competition at MISS CALIFORNIA USA that Shally won an award in journalism. She left law school to pursue her dream to work in broadcasting and says she is working her dream job every day because of pageants. Shally recently started her Podcast, It is what it is with SHALLZ, talking all things life.

Through social media Shally has created connections with so many people resulting in one of Shally's newest roles. After being asked to officiate several weddings and Shally's love for LOVE she decided to make it official and is now licensed to officiate Persian American weddings. In her spare time Shally loves to cook and belly dance. She and her husband Bruce have 4 children Arshia, Arshan, Shyla and Shayden. Together they love traveling and showing them the world. Shally says out of everything she does nothing beats having the title of MOMMY.


It's no secret. I LOVE TO COOK. I love to feed people. Our kitchen is a magnet for our friends and family when we gather. We dance, eat and make some of our best memories in my kitchen. I worked in restaurants for more than 2 decades and learned so much about food and flavor and bring that experience to my own kitchen now. Many of you often send me messages asking me to write a cookbook. Those messages inspired me to work on a new project with you! So YES! I am working on a cookbook that will include some of my recipes but it will also include some of yours. Cook with me LIVE and teach us your dish on social media and your picture and recipe may go in my cookbook. Click on the link below to fill out an application. We are choosing a handful of people to be a part of this exciting project. Any dish. Any cuisine. You pick the dish. We cook together LIVE and don't forget my kitchen is made for dancing :)


Weddings with Shally

Two couples. Two letters. Both sent to me as the same time asking me to officiate their Persian American Weddings. But I am just the news lady I thought to myself as I read their letters? Watch the video below to find out how I began this journey of LOVE. I am now officiating weddings helping couples say I DO and YES TO LOVE!

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For more information on having Shally as your wedding officiant and for pricing and availability email



Children's Book

" Morning News Anchor, Award-winning Journalist, Wife and Mother to Four, Shally Zomorodi now adds author to her list of accomplishments. Shally often uses her platform in the media, both on-air and on social media, to share her life's experiences and challenges. Being bullied in school and even as an adult today, Shally wanted to bring pieces of her story to families and children in hopes it will remind them to find their light and shine it bright."

Myla is a the story of a young girl who struggled fitting in and found herself often being teased because of the way she looked. Being called names and bullied through most of her schooling years would make Myla feel quite alone and left out. Myla's Mother often comforted her telling her it's OK to be sad but reminded her that just like everyone we are on our own journey to spread our wings and fly. After many years Myla's confidence grew and once day she realized her Mother's advice to be true. Caterpillars, as beautiful as they are, will turn into a Butterfly. She learns with love, kindness, hard work and dedication you will find your wings to fly. 'Myla Caterpillars Become Butterflies' is a perfect read for children struggling with bullying or even an adult who may have experienced the same. Shyla, Shally's daughter and also an inspiration for the main character Myla, absolutely loves dolls and considers them to be her friends. As a gift to her and other little kids Shally also brought the character Myla to life as a doll that can be ordered with this book.


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