First Gig: When I was 11, I was on a sciency, local ABC show called the “Idea Factory” – we taught kids about how locks work. And how to pick them.
Early KHANversationalist: In 8th grade Spanish class, I was forced to sit on a 4-person table by myself because I talked too much.
Um: I can meow really well. I sound like a cat. It’s weird.
Strange: I’m left-handed. Like Ned Flanders.
Math Geek: I did really well on the SAT. Like, I didn’t miss a single question in Math. I was getting recruited by schools like MIT for engineering. I opted for USC and broadcast journalism.
That’s a Rap: I pride myself on knowing all the lyrics to Jay-Z’s “Can I Get A…” and Eminem/Dr. Dre’s “Forgot About Dre,” and will willingly challenge others to a rap-off.
Khanversations.com was launched in March 2009 as a way for Samia Khan to save herself from running out of breath... (basically, her friends kept asking her to retell the celebrity encounters she had while working for the TV Guide Network, and it was easier to write it once and have them read it, than repeat for 50 different people.)
Since then, Samia had used the blog to develop her comedic voice, all the while documenting things she deemed "blog-worthy."
In 2014, Samia combined her personal site with her blog site, and now Khanversations.com is her primary website.