Sharon Song

Sharon Song

News Writer

Emmy-award-winning journalist Sharon Song has spent most of her life in the East Bay. During her undergrad at UC Berkeley, she interned at many of the Bay Area’s local stations and landed at her work-home, KTVU, where she’s worn many hats: from assignment editor to field producer, television reporter, TV news writer, and digital news writer.

She feels lucky and honored to have been able to work with some of the Bay Area’s most legendary journalists and incredible storytellers who have helped shape the way news has been presented in our region, including Dennis Richmond, Elaine Corral, Rita Williams, as well as the late Leslie Griffith, Bob MacKenzie, Faith Fancher, and incomparable news director Fred Zehnder.

As a journalist, Sharon has covered a wide variety of topics, but those that she’s truly passionate about are human-interest related. She loves to tell stories that display the diverse tapestry of the Bay Area and reveal the common thread of humanity and community, the heartbeat of this very special region.

Sharon is active in the Bay Area Korean-American community. She is also a published author of the children’s book, "Nowhere Home," and when she’s not engaged in storytelling, she enjoys running, reading, traveling, and spending time with her two children, the family’s lovable pup Cubby and husband Jason Appelbaum.

Have a story tip or idea for Sharon? Contact Sharon at or (510) 874-0242. 

The latest from Sharon Song

End of era: Golden Gate Fields closes after 83 years

Golden Gate Fields in Berkeley has ended its 83-year run, leaving behind a rich history and a flood of memories, as well as some controversy. The horse track is also holding an auction to sell its equipment.

How did Oakland Ballers renovate rundown Raimondi Park in record time?

Volunteers have pitched in and crews have been working around the clock ahead of the Oakland Ballers inaugural home opener. “Our theme for the season is ‘Built By Oakland,’ and it really has been a built by Oakland effort," co-founder Bryan Carmel said.