Profile and Skills

Experience: Two decades as a journalist, including eight years in leadership and management.

Background: Online, print and broadcast, in traditional, nonprofit and startup news organizations.

Interests: Storytelling, watchdog journalism,  news innovation.

Skills: Reporting, writing, editing, story planning, AP Style, HTML, analytics, headlines, project management


KING 5 News, Seattle, WA — Digital News Content Producer, March 2020 to present

Part of a team that manages online news  for an NBC-affiliate website in a mid-size TV market.

  • Edits and posts multiple daily articles to, including clipping video for the website. 
  • Writes and produces materials  to supplement television coverage, including smart device briefing and newsletter.
  • Member of station-wide workgroup on diversity, equity and inclusion.

The Seattle Globalist, Seattle, WA — Editorial Director, December 2014 to November 2019

Directed daily news coverage, weekly newsletter and special projects for a news organization focused on communities of color and immigrant communities.

  • Boosted publication frequency. Traffic doubled and the organization won an SPJ General Excellence award in the first year as editor.
  • Managed personnel and budget for grant-funded projects for editorial, mentorship and engagement.

TVW News, Olympia, WA — Temporary Legislative Reporter, January to March 2014; January to April 2015

Online and on-air political news reporter during the 2014 and 2015 Washington state legislative sessions.

  • Wrote and presented on-air for “Legislative Review,” a daily cable news show covering state political  news.
  • Reported daily news  on state politics for “Capitol Record” blog. Edited contributing interns.

Patch (AOL), Bellevue, WA Local Editor, August 2010 to October 2013

Reported breaking news and original hyperlocal stories about Bellevue, including photo and video and social media.

  • Produced multiple stories each day and managed and edited freelancers for additional stories and photos.
  • Launched Bellevue Patch and consistently hit traffic and content goals for three years, reaching #2 in Patch’s Northern California/Washington region in the first quarter of 2013.

The Olympian, Olympia, WA — Education and Diversity Reporter, November 2005 to August 2010

Part of a two-member Education team that provided stories for the front and local pages of the newspaper and a six-day a week education section. Also covered diversity and weekend breaking news.

  • Published daily stories on local, state and national issues and produced in-depth enterprise reporting from the education and diversity beats.
  • Education coverage included three K-12 school districts, a four-year public college, a private university and a community college, and state agencies. 

Additional Experience

  • Freelance work for Town Hall Seattle, 425 Business and the Northwest Asian Weekly.
  • Journalism Instructor, at University of Washington and Seattle University, January to June 2017.
  • The Daily News, Region Reporter, July 2002 to November 2005, Longview, WA.
  • Eastside Journal, Staff Reporter, July 1999 to October 2001, Bellevue, WA.

Memberships, Activities and Awards

  • Engaging Communities Fellowship, Agora Journalism Center, 2019.
  • ASNE Emerging Leaders Institute, 2018.
  • Online News Association Journalism Mentorship Collaborative Fellow, 2018.
  • Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA): Seattle chapter president for 2016-17; Seattle chapter Interim National Advisory Board Representative, 2015; Coordinated Seattle Media Access Workshop, 2015 and 2014; Executive Leadership Program, 2013; Seattle chapter secretary, 2008-2011; Co-coordinator of Northwest Journalists of Color Scholarship, 2010.
  • Institute for Justice and Journalism, Fellow on Immigrant Children and Education, 2016.
  • NPR Audio Storytelling Workshop, August 2012.
  • Education Writers Association Statistics Boot Camp, a training session on Excel, Access and database research for journalism, 2010.
  • Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists Region 10: Helped organization get First Place in General Excellence, 2015, Third in Comprehensive Coverage, 2015; Second in Investigative, third in Watchdog, 2006; Third in Lifestyles, 2005.


  • Bachelor of Arts, English, with Distinction, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
  • Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy, with Distinction, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.