As an on-air talent, emcee, and event correspondent, Anahita has captured the attention and admiration of thousands of viewers and collaborators.
Anahita has interviewed Hollywood A-List stars, athletes and entertainers on the red carpet at events such as the Starkey Hearing Foundation Awards Gala, Twin Cities Film Fest Gala, Ivey Awards, and Minnesota Oscar Experience.
She has hosted fan engagement interviews and activities at sporting events including the Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota Twins season openers. She has emceed fashion shows, wellbeing seminars, workshops, empowerment speaker series, and award events. She has been the voice heard by thousands on voice-over projects as well as on-air radio segments.
She has also been featured as a "who's who" among Twin Cities Creatives at the 2017 I AM MPLS! event. Anahita has also been spotted numerous times on marketing material mailed to prospective students for local colleges and universities and has additional experience with print and commercial work. In June 2018, Anahita represented her capitol city, St. Paul, in the Mrs. Minnesota America pageant as Mrs. Saint Paul.
Confident, Playful and Uplifting
Anahita's personality brings a level of comfort and a dash of sass, while her strength of adapting to her environment and atmosphere allows her to connect with her surroundings and guests. Her humor and charm has allowed others that she engages with to enjoy the moment and forget about the noises of everyday busy life. Known as a social butterfly, and doesn't fear sharing "dad jokes" or puns at any given moment.
Her charisma has captivated those in her network, guests and audiences that engage with her at events and on her variety YouTube show. Her series "HitaTalk" is its third season encompassing interviews, activities and fun trivia with "Wonder Women of the Twin Cities" and young "Go-Getter Girls" as she chats with remarkable females in the Twin Cities.
Born into a deeply rooted and rich historic Persian culture, Anahita has paved a way for herself after her family immigrated to the U.S when she was just two years old. Growing up as a Persian-American has allowed her to further her experiences and diversify connections socially, culturally and professionally. She takes pride in her cultural background as she values the camaraderie, hospitality and respectable community she stems from.
Higher education is an essential asset in the Persian culture, but also one that Anahita personally values. Achieving her Master's of Art degree in Strategic Communication from the University of Minnesota School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Anahita has found her niche in an area that she is most passionate about. Her audacious demeanor and ambitions have lead her down a colorful path full of creativity.
Anahita has an abundant amount of experience in business and brand management. She has an extensive background in public relations and marketing as she previously owned a Public Relations & Brand Management boutique agency. Anahita enjoys helping others develop their brand and gain success, as she actively offers brand consulting to business owners. In 2017, she launched her co-founded company, Joonlite Werks, with her equally talented and creative minded husband, Danami- Maurice (a Motown Soul & Hip Hop Artist and Brand Strategist). Fun Fact: He originally hired her for PR services, and after the project completed he showed interest on a personal level. The rest is happy history.
One of her ultimate priorities, pride and joys is her family. From childhood, Anahita has enjoyed spending time with her cousins, and immersing herself in large family gatherings. Her passion for the spotlight sparked at a young age when she was photographed playing her "air guitar" in her living room at the fruitful age of 3. Growing up, it was rather common for Anahita and her cousins to spend time at holiday gatherings crafting a talent show as entertainment for the festivities. Through high school cheerleading, college event committees and dance choreography, and into her adult years as a Twin Cities personality, Anahita has made her mark in the entertainment limelight.
As much as she enjoys a strappy set of heels, sparkly jewelry and hair & make-up done for an event, Anahita is one gal that truly appreciates the simple elements of life. She spends her summers mostly outdoors camping, hiking, taking lakeside or rooftop yoga classes. She is a big fan of trying new and different pizza shops just as much as she loves making homemade tacos or baking cookies while watching movies or playing games with her husband and beautiful young daughter.
- Anahita has taught and performed belly dancing since 2009.
- Anahita has completed numerous 5Ks, we're talking about the messy ones: Rugged Maniac, Color Run, Warrior Dash.
- "Hita's Famous Guacomole" is a favorite food for any party, which has been known to tickle the taste buds of non-avocado eaters.
- Anahita has skydived- age 18!
- Sushi, wine, chocolate are just a few of her guilty pleasures.
- Anahita loves working with non-profits and charitable causes to help them gain exposure and reach audiences that can benefit from their work.