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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 also hosted "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 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. Sun'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.
Upon her return, Sun took to the red carpets and celebrity events as a correspondent for ESPN Hollywood. The show was canceled after a short-lived run on ESPN2.
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, Sun became an anchor for "The Court Report" on The Tennis Channel.
Sun hosted "The Yahoo Sports Minute", which she took over from former host Ashley Russell, and covered the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver for Yahoo! Sports. The Yahoo Sports Minute won 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. She left the show in July of 2014.
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 DS2DIO dance lifestyle channel.
Sun is directing and producing her first feature-length documentary, Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, examining the plastic pollution in the 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.
Sun 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. She is a contributing travel writer for wandermelon.com
On July 18th 2014 Sun hosted Yahoo Sports for the final time After that their was a final message for Sun Editor’s Note: The Yahoo Sports team would like to cordially thank Angela Sun for hosting the Yahoo Sports Minute for the last four and a half years. Thanks for helping make the Yahoo Sports Minute the #1 online sports show, Sunny Angela.
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