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Knoll has also covered US Soccer for ESPN Soccernet.com, with her first article about Dax McCarty titled "McCarty pursues his passion" being published on January 19, 2006. Knoll has also worked in the public relations department of the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association. She worked in sports marketing before pursuing a freelance writing career. Afterwards, she was soon hired by KoreAm Journal. She has assumed the roles of senior writer and senior editor while with the magazine. She served the role of managing editor from February 2007 to March 2008.
Knoll is a Korean adoptee who was raised in Iowa and graduated from Macalester College. Knoll moved to Los Angeles in November 2000 despite not having a job or a place to live. On July 28, 2007, she married Hollywood screenwriter Greg Colleton at Weyerhauser Chapel on the campus of their alma mater, Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. Although both are alumni of the college, they did not meet while attending college but rather met through friends in Los Angeles.
Honors and awards
- In 2003, she was the recipient of the 2003 New California Media Award for her story about Korean golfers on the LPGA tour which appeared in the December 2002 issue of KoreAm Journal.
- In 2006, she was the recipient of an NCM Expo Award for her article about single Korean American mothers which appeared in the December 2004 issue of KoreAm Journal
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