I am thrilled to have the opportunity to call the Bay Area home and to work at a place like KTVU. I have spent the last 13 years in Southern California, and though I will always consider it a “piece of home,” I’m excited for a change in scenery.
For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be a journalist. My mom tells me I used to walk around our house, even before I could talk, with a fake microphone in my hand, blabbing away. As I got older, I realized more and more why I wanted to be part of this unique profession. It’s not just a job or a career, but a responsibility and an obligation to seek the truth.
I graduated from Pepperdine University, where I used to do play-by-play for the athletics department, worked for the college TV station, DJ’d on the radio station, basically did anything I could get my hands on in this field. An internship at KTLA turned into a job as a sports producer, where I learned from some of the best in the business. After graduation, I landed my first job at KESQ in Palm Springs, the “Desert’s news leader.” I covered high school football, wildfires, crime, the Christopher Dorner manhunt and hundreds of stories in between. After four years in the desert, I accepted a job at KABC in Los Angeles as the Orange County reporter. I spent five years in the OC, where in addition to covering the community, I traveled to cover the thrill of a total solar eclipse, the devastation of two hurricanes, and the excitement around a Super Bowl.
My experiences have all led me here, to the Bay Area, where I will serve you, the viewer, as a political reporter. My job is to hold people accountable, talk about the issues that affect you and make sense of what is going on at the local, state and national level. I take this role very seriously and hope to hear from you about the things that matter most.
I am a proud Korean-American whose parents moved to the U.S. and sacrificed so their kids could chase the “American Dream.” I love the outdoors, finding new restaurants and our rescue dog, Winnie.
I look forward to connecting with you!
As COVID-19 vaccination distribution accelerates in California and nationwide, equity remains a concern. Under-served and disproportionately impacted communities are getting vaccinated at a lower rate, according to state data.
President Joe Biden announced changes Monday to target more federal pandemic assistance to the nation’s smallest businesses and ventures owned by women and people of color.
Dr. Oliver Brooks, the chief medical officer at Watts Healthcare in Los Angeles, helps make the difficult decisions about who gets a COVID-19 vaccine in California and when. "It's been trying to thread a needle, that's what it feels like," said Dr. Brooks.
East Bay Congresswoman Barbara Lee talks about how pioneering politician Shirley Chisholm paved the way for herself and Vice President Kamala Harris. Chisholm became the first Black woman elected to Congress in 1968. Later, she would run for president.
The Pentagon will deploy more than 1,100 troops to five vaccination centers in support of the White House campaign to get more Americans inoculated against COVID-19.
Recall expert Joshua Spivak says watching the effort to recall Governor Gavin Newsom is fascinating. The Oakland resident can recount specific details of nearly every recall effort in history.
Joe Biden’s ambitious opening bid, his $1.9 trillion American Rescue economic package, will test the new president’s relationship with Congress.
With a burst of executive orders, President Joe Biden served notice Thursday that America's war on COVID-19 is under new command, promising the nation progress to reduce infections.
One thousand members of the California National Guard stand at the ready at the State Capitol in Sacramento. The troops were deployed in response to FBI warnings about potentially violent protests through Inauguration Day.
The FBI sent a memo this week warning of possible armed protests in all 50 state capitals between January 16 and Inauguration Day on January 20. Former FBI special agent Frank Figliuzzi said this is an all-hands on deck situation for law enforcement.