Kethevane Gorjestani

Multimedia Producer and Reporter

Backstage at the 2012 Tour de France

A look at the biggest race in the cycling world.

France 24 – June 30, 2012

Iran “The Blade” Barkley

The Thrill of Victory, The Agony of retirement
March 2010

This video is part of a Master’s Project done for Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. The project looked at the trials and tribulations of professional athletes as they go from the limelight into retirement.

This is the story of Iran “The Blade” Barkley.

Behind the Concrete Jungle

May 7, 2010 – Columbia News Tonight

Reporter: Kethevane Gorjestani
Producer: Chao Deng

To get away from the stress of the city, many people think of city parks. But in our Morningside his week, Kethevane Gorjestani tells us about some area residents who don’t need to look further than their back alley.

No Salt in the City

April 30, 2010 – Columbia News Tonight

Reporter: Saskya Vandoorne
Producer: Kethevane Gorjestani

Our Focus story this week looks at the city’s efforts to reduce the amount of salt we eat. So far 16 food companies have agreed to cut the amount of salt in bacon, rice, ketchup and other foods.

Street Artists Protest Against City Plan to Limit Vendors in Parks

April 23, 2010 – Columbia News Tonight
Reporter and Producer: Kethevane Gorjestani

Hundreds of street artists gathered outside a Parks Department hearing today to protest against new city rules that would cut the number of art vendors around city parks.

New York City’s Suicide Hotspots

April 9, 2010 – Columbia News Tonight
Reporter: Kethevane Gorjestani
Producer: Tammy Mutasa

Last Week a Yale student made a trip to New York City with one goal: ending his life. He later jumped to his death from the Empire State Building. Kethevane Gorjestani tells us why some cities landmarks have become suicide hotspots.

Turning Green: The Empire State Building Gets a Retrofit

April 2, 2010 – Columbia News Tonight
Reporter: Leonard Schoenberger
Producer: Kethevane Gorjestani

Our New Yorker of the week just celebrated its 80th birthday. But being old does not prevent it from changing its lifestyle and contributing to a greener city.

Health Care Reform Leaves Public Uncertain

March 26, 2010 – Columbia News Tonight
Reporter: Kethevane Gorjestani
Producer: Thad Novak

Congress yesterday passed a package of fixes to the long debated overhaul of the nation’s healthcare system. Kethevane Gorjestani explains what the new law means for the millions of Americans currently uninsured.

Clocking Your Commute

March 12, 2010 – Columbia News Tonight
Reporter: Angelica Spanos
Producer: Kethevane Gorjestani

A New York minute is said to be a second, but who’s counting? The MTA is starting to. It is installing LED screens that count down the minutes until your train arrives.

Free Credit Reports May Come With Strings Attached

March 5, 2010 – Columbia News Tonight
Reporter: Kethevane Gorjestani
Producer: Leslie Hart

Before lending you money, banks check not only your credit score but also your credit report, a history of all your transactions. Consumers have the right to ask the credit reporting agencies for their free reports and should check them carefully for any mistakes. But if you’re not careful, these so-called free credit reports could end up costing you money. Kethevane Gorjestani shows you how to avoid free credit reports that aren’t so free.

Subways Go Submarine: New York City Trains Get New Life as Artificial Reefs

It might look like an environmental nightmare: Dumping old subway cars off a barge to rust away at the bottom of the ocean. But New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority says its artificial reef program creates marine ecosystems where none existed before — and provides a useful retirement for its aging fleet…..

Check out the full story and the video at

Cabaret Chocolat: Vaudeville takes Harlem

Singer Tamar Kali and the Psychochamber Ensemble visit the Harlem Stage.

In the early 1920s, the Gatehouse in Hamilton Heights served as a pumping station to distribute water across New York City. After a $21 million renovation, the Gatehouse now serves as a performance art space for the Harlem Stage. During the third of four Uptown nights shows, Harlemites recently lined up to drink in the latest talent, reminiscent of speakeasy times.

Reporter:Jehangir Irani

Producer: Kethevane Gorjestani

Check out the video here.

Columbia News Tonight

Anchoring the February 19 show with Leslie Adkins

City Digs Itself Out of Snowstorm

February 26, 2010 – Columbia News Tonight
Reporter: Sherisse Pham
Producer: Kethevane Gorjestani

After the second blizzard of the year, the clean up has begun. Thousands of workers and almost two thousand snow plows are out on the streets clearing roads and sidewalks.

L’art du toilettage

Reportage réalisé en Mars 2009.

Rédacteur: Caroline Dieudonné

JRI: Kéthévane Gorjestani

Les Elections Européennes

Reportage réalisé en Mai 2009.

Rédacteur: Kéthévane Gorjestani

JRI: Loraine Canayer

Alli: La pillule miracle

Avril 2009

Rédacteur: Kéthévane Gorjestani

JRI: Jean-Baptiste Daoulas.

Manifestations de la communauté Tamoule à Paris

Reportage réalisé  en Avril 2009.

Rédacteur: Kéthévane Gorjestani

JRI: Amira Souilem

Enfants: Les dangers d’Internet

Reportage réalisé en avril 2009.

Rédacteur: Kéthévane Gorjestani

JRI: Aurélie Erhel

Early voting in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Early voting on the UNC campus in Chapel Hill, NC, a few days before November 4, 2008

La jeunesse dorée marocaine

Produced in October 2007 with Aurélie Erhel.