When Angela was little, she wore red, heavy glasses and always had her nose buried in a book. Her love of the written word eventually led her to journalism (and probably her myopia), and it’s what has shaped her life.
Angela comes to the Coachella Valley as KESQ's morning anchor after teaching graduate school classes at the USC Annenberg School of Journalism and Communication. Prior to that, Angela was a reporter at KRIV Fox 26 News in Houston, where she covered hurricanes, the 2016 election, and two Super Bowls. She delivered network live shots and hosted a weekly food segment as well as the station's public affairs segment "The Asian Connection," which spotlighted Asian American newsmakers and highlighted the diversity in Houston. During her time there, she also reported at KTRK in Houston.
Angela graduated from UC San Diego with degrees in World Literatures, Writing, and Psychology. Her first job was at KUSI’s morning show in San Diego, where she worked as a news writer. After that, she earned a Master of Science from Columbia University’s Journalism School in New York City and went on to become a reporter for NY1 News.
She left the Big Apple and headed home to Southern California to help care for her father after he was diagnosed with an aggressive brain cancer. While at home, she reported at stations in Bakersfield and San Diego before moving on to KOLO in Reno. Angela has also reported for several print and digital outlets, including The New York Times, The Huffington Post, and Bustle.
Angela is an Emmy-nominated journalist and has been awarded the Lone Star Award as well as the Philip S. Weintraub Media Award. She is also a RIAS German Fellowship Recipient and N.S. Bienstock Fellowship winner.
The Southern California native has lived in London and Taipei. She is fluent in Mandarin, a certified scuba diver, and an alumna of Pi Beta Phi. She also loves The Simpsons and is on a perpetual hunt for the perfect burrito. Her days are spent with her husband and dogs. If you have a story idea, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.