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Video: Armenian media thrives in Glendale, Burbank area

Glendale is ground zero for a growing number of newspapers and stations.

October 04, 2013|By Joe Piasecki, joe.piasecki@latimes.com
  • Armine Amiryan, head of the news department at USArmenia Worldwide Armenian Television in studio in Tarzana on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. The station recently purchased property in Glendale and plans to relocate soon from Tarzana.
Armine Amiryan, head of the news department at USArmenia… (Tim Berger / Staff…)

As a teenage news junkie growing up in Yerevan, Armine Amiryan longed to be just like her idol — CNN's Anderson Cooper.

At 30, Amiryan is living out her dream as a television news anchor and reporter in Glendale.

Only she's doing it in her native tongue.

Home to eight Armenian American television stations and no less than 10 Armenian American newspapers, the Jewel City and its environs are becoming an ever-more-central media hub for the diaspora.

USArmenia TV — where Amiryan, a Burbank resident, also serves as news director — is an example of a growing Armenian media produced in the United States, one that increasingly mirrors American tastes and ideas. 

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