Betty Yu

Betty Yu


Betty Yu is an Emmy Award winning reporter, who joined KTVU in April 2024. She is a dynamic force in journalism, reporting on critical issues from public safety and community engagement to pop culture and entertainment in the Bay Area. Her reporting style, characterized by meticulous detail and genuine care, has earned her a respected place in viewer and journalistic communities.

Her investigative zeal came to the forefront amid the pandemic when anti-Asian sentiment surged. Betty’s exclusive with a grandmother who became an emblem of resistance after a vicious attack garnered global attention, setting a precedent for the media spotlighting hate crimes.

Over the years, Betty has given a voice to those who are often unheard. She captured the complexities of San Francisco and Oakland’s societal issues, such as district attorney recalls, the struggles of small business owners, and rising crime impacts on neighborhoods. Her coverage extends to underrepresented communities, displaying a steadfast commitment to inclusivity.

Betty’s journalistic prowess was evident in her widely-viewed interview with Alameda County District Attorney, Pamela Price, eliciting a wave of debates. Her work on the challenges of Willow Street tent encampments highlighted the troubles of San Francisco’s homeless crisis and drew national focus. She also provided an intimate view into the life of Don Carmignani, a high-profile attack victim, sharing his story with the public for the first time.

In addition to covering breaking news, Betty effortlessly transitions into the world of pop culture, covering red carpets, premieres, and special events like The Grammy Awards and Super Bowl 50. She has interviewed a galaxy of entertainment and sports luminaries including John Travolta, H.E.R., Stephen Curry, Will Ferrell, Helen Mirren, Kevin Hart, Jo Koy and more.

Betty was born and raised in the Bay Area. Prior to joining KTVU, Betty honed her reporting at KPIX CBS Bay Area and previously at NBC Miami and News 12 The Bronx & Brooklyn. Educated at UC Berkeley and Columbia University, Betty’s roots are deeply embedded in the Bay Area.

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