Why She’s Interesting: Bash began working as a night reporter for News 5 Cleveland in 2014 before relocating to Dallas, eventually returning to Cleveland in 2017. Now as a reporter and weekend morning anchor, the India-born, Emmy Award-winning journalist has covered some of Cleveland’s biggest stories.
Heart Beat: In 2016, Bash reported on the Cavs’ NBA Championship and the Republican National Convention, but her most memorable story came elsewhere. A Cleveland Metropolitan School District student born without arms would sketch portraits of Cavs players with his toes. Once the Cavs saw the story, they invited the student to sit next to Dan Gilbert during the Finals. “It was just so special to share his story and to inspire people like that.”
Insta Interest: Bash gives viewers a glimpse behind the scenes with her Instagram account, @homabash.Fans follow along on her travel adventures, foodie quests for the best milkshakes and pizza and at home projects that include making wall art and wooden benches. “It’s great to take a step back and just indulge in a passion or a hobby.”
Book Worm: An avid reader, Bash’s recent favorite is Fatima Farheen Mirza’s A Place For Us, which follows the lives of an Indian-American family. “It resonated so much more than any other book that I’ve ever read. It was like reading about my own family and about my own life.”
Take A Hike: Whether it’s India, Bali or Iceland, Bash is up for
adventure. Her favorite trek was through the Amazon rainforest, where she and her husband Daniel would take night hikes looking for wildlife. “We’re looking for spiders and there was a tarantula as big as my face a foot away. I was like,
‘Oh boy.’ ”
One of Bash’s favorite foods to cook at home is Italian — lasagna, manicotti or spaghetti.