Prior to coming to Seattle, Patranya was a reporter and weekend anchor at KLAS-TV, the CBS affiliate in Las Vegas. It was there where she won the title of “Best Reporter” by the Nevada Association of Broadcasters. She also earned an Emmy award for her investigative news series on the bullying epidemic in Las Vegas public schools.
Patranya has also worked as anchor and reporter in Redding, Reno, and Washington DC. She started her journalism career as a writer/producer at KRON-TV in San Francisco.
Patranya was born in Bangkok, Thailand. She grew up a diplomatic brat and traveled around the world with her family. She moved to the U.S. to pursue her dreams of becoming a reporter. Patranya graduated with honors from the University of San Francisco with a degree in communications and political science.
Outside of work, Patranya has served as host & emcee for many events around the country. She is a recipient of several awards recognizing her work as leader in the Asian American community. She also mentors aspiring journalists as part of the Asian American Journalists Association.