Redding Record Searchlight

The Record Searchlight is a leading source for news and information north of Sacramento, California. We are part of the USA Today Network and have an ambitious newsroom. The Record Searchlight is tightly woven into its community and traces its modern history to the first edition of the Redding Record in 1938, when work began on the construction of Shasta Dam. For eight decades it has been the leading news source in Shasta County and neighboring rural counties in California’s vast but sparsely populated North State.

Nada Samir Atieh

Nada Atieh is a reporter for the Redding Searchlight in Redding, California, which covers areas north of Sacramento. She focuses on education, childhood trauma and the achievement gap. An Arab-American journalist from Dallas, Texas, Atieh has been working as a journalist in the Middle East since 2017. She has reported on the military escalation in northwest Syria and the humanitarian crisis created by the Syrian civil war within Syria. Previously, she trained with Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ), where she coordinated the awards distribution at the 2018 annual conference. She has reported about the economic climate in Jordan for Venture magazine. Atieh has also covered the Jordanian government’s initiative to bring employment services to refugee camps, the impact of tax hikes on food producers in Jordan, and the growth of air connectivity throughout the Middle East. She is fluent in conversational Arabic and proficient in Modern Standard Arabic. She holds a B.A. from the University of Texas at Arlington, where she studied broadcast journalism and communications.