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Angela Sun (born 19 October 1982) is an American journalist, television presenter, sportscaster, and documentary filmmaker. A correspondent for American Ninja Warrior, Sun is also host of Yahoo Sports Minute and anchors Court Reports on The Tennis Channel.
Born and raised in Northern California, Sun is an alumna of UCLA where she earned her degrees in Sociology and Communications. In high school and college, Sun competed in pro/am surf events and was a team rider for Loaded Skateboards. Angela's action sports background led to hosting for EXTV, LG Action Sports Championships and ASP Surfing World Tour. She was sponsored by Roxy, Reef, Oakley, Billabong, Rip Curl, and Vans.
In 2006 Sun joined Current TV, hosting in-studio and producing and reporting in the field. Her work has taken her around the globe, including places like China, Guatemala, Australia, Philippines, Germany.
In 2009 Angela became an anchor for "The Court Report" on The Tennis Channel.
Currently, Sun hosts "The Yahoo Sports Minute". She took this over from former host Ashley Russell and covered the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver for Yahoo! Sports. The Yahoo Sports Minute went on to win a 2010 Webby Award and a 2012 Bronze Telly Award. The show has recorded over 200 million streams since its debut and averages over 7 million views per month.
Sun has also hosted special online projects for ESPN international and Samsung as well as "Inside AlliSports" for the AlliSports network and "The Arena" for the newly launched DS2DIO dance lifestyle channel.
Sun is currently directing and producing her first feature-length documentary, "Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch" examining the plastic pollution in our oceans and its effects on the environment, marine life, and ultimately humans. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a huge collection of trash trapped in a gyre in the Pacific Ocean. It was discovered by Charles J. Moore in 1997 and most recently explored by Algalita/5 Gyres and Sea Education Association expeditions.
Angela speaks English, Spanish, and some German and Mandarin. She has traveled to over 40 countries and studied abroad in Australia at the University of New South Wales. Angela is a contributing travel writer for wandermelon.com
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Interview: Angela Sun Talks Traveling, "Plastic Paradise," and Being an Asian American Female in Sports Media http://www.complex.com/sports/2012/06/interview-angela-sun-talks-traveling-plastic-paradise-and-being-an-asian-american-female-in-sports-media