Yasmeen A. Persaud is an Assignment Editor for NBC News. She is a former Assignment Editor for NBC New York and former News Assistant for NY1 News. She is a multimedia journalist and poet based in NYC with a strong interest in broadcast television. Persaud is a CUNY Baruch College graduate. She pursued a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Creative Writing with a minor in Political Science. She was also an editor-in-chief for Baruch’s Dollars And Sense Magazine and served as copy editor, opinions editor, news anchor and writer of The Ticker.
Persaud graduated from Francis Lewis High School and was the editor-in-chief and founder of FLHS News. Her local coverage of news propelled her to explore other publications such as The Queens Daily Eagle.
Persaud also interned at Spectrum News NY1 for the Live at Noon News Show. Her love for passionate stories influenced her to participate in special projects, collaborating with The Trace and The Miami Herald to publish the award-winning sinceparkland.org, dedicated to victims of the Parkland School Shooting.
In addition to journalistic pursuits, Persaud also writes poetry, with two poems published in Encounters Magazine. Persaud is also a lover of science, and co-authored a paper and presentation on electron spin resonance dating, seen in ResearchGate and at the Geological Society of America Conference.