Jinah is a
reporter/anchor for KSWB-TV Channel 5 in San Diego. She was
born in Seoul, South
and moved with her family to Los Angeles when she was 6 years
old. She grew up in Walnut, California.
She attended UCLA, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi
Beta Kappa. Jinah has a passion for languages and speaks, reads
and writes German, Korean and Spanish.
Jinah's journalism career began early, as the editor of her high
school newspaper. She continued the career path at UCLA, writing
for the Daily Bruin. She got her first taste of broadcast news
when she interned at CBS in New York City. Jinah has also served
as the assistant editor of KAGRO, a national Korean American
graduation, Jinah worked as the weekend desk assistant and
newswriter at KSWB's sister station in Los Angeles,
KTLA. She moved on to KCCN, the CBS affiliate in Monterey,
where she produced the 11 pm news. Jinah got the reporting bug
and began reporting and anchoring at the FOX station in Salinas.
recently, Jinah received two Golden Mike Awards, handed out by
the Radio Television News Association. Jinah’s awards were
received for "Best Spot News Reporting" for the Santana shooting
coverage and "Best Economic Reporting" for Investing Young. The
Associated Press Television-Radio Association of California &
Nevada presented Jinah an award for "Best Television Spots News
Story" for the Santana School Shooting.
Jinah's many community involvements include serving on the boards
of Project Mercy, the Mayor's Asian Pacific Islander Citizens
Advisory Board, the San Diego Asian Film Festival, the Grossmont
High School District Media Advisory Board and the Korean American
Association. She is also the president of the Asian American
Journalists Association's San Diego chapter. In her free time,
she likes to travel, read, hike and sing. Her passions include
environmental causes, cancer research and literacy.