TV News Anchor / Journalist / Media Trainer
I'm a veteran international TV news anchor, journalist and media trainer with more than 20 years of experience in a dozen cities across the United States and Asia.
I currently anchor Good Morning Hawaii weekends on KITV-4 Island News. I also emcee events, moderate panels, and do media consulting and training for corporations, non-profit organizations and embassies. Before moving to Honolulu, I was anchor and managing editor at the ABS-CBN News Channel (also The Filipino Channel) in Manila, Philippines, and interviewed newsmakers and covered the Duterte administration and local and international politics. I also hosted and produced a popular “Food Diplomacy” segment, where I talked politics and culture with diplomats from across the world. From 2013-2016, I was an anchor and correspondent for Channel NewsAsia in Singapore and hosted a weekly food and travel show "What's Cooking,” Before moving to Asia, I worked in New York as an anchor, reporter and editor for major media companies, including Forbes, CNBC, HGTV, Yahoo and Bloomberg.
I was born in Los Angeles and graduated from UCLA and Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. I was a 2019 Jefferson Fellow of the East-West Center, studying immigration policy and issues in Hawaii, Korea, the Philippines and Australia.