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Jinah Kim (Hangul: 김진아; born 1972) is a Korean American reporter for NBC News and KNBC in Los Angeles, California. She is also President of the Los Angeles chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association. She is the co-founder of WorldWiseProductions.com.
Jinah Kim was born in Seoul, South Korea, and immigrated to Los Angeles with her family when she was six years old. She grew up in Walnut, California. She attended UCLA, where she graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Her career in journalism began as the editor of her high school newspaper. She went on to write for the Korea Times - English Edition and the Daily Bruin while at UCLA. She interned at CBS News in New York City. Jinah has also served as the assistant editor of KAGRO, a national Korean American magazine.
Kim's first full-time job in broadcast journalism came during her junior year at UCLA, when she began working as the weekend desk assistant and newswriter at KTLA in Los Angeles. Kim moved on to KCCN, when it was a CBS affiliate, in Monterey, California, where she produced the 11 pm news. She then went on the report and anchor at KCBA, the FOX television station in Salinas, California. In 1999, she became a reporter/fill-in anchor for KSWB-TV Channel 5 in San Diego, California. Just prior to that, she had a brief stint as a reporter at OCN in Orange County. In February 2003 she moved to Denver, Colorado, to work as a reporter and fill-in anchor at KUSA-TV, Channel 9. She is now a reporter for KNBC and a correspondent for NBC News, NBC News Channel and MSNBC in Los Angeles.
- Besides English, Jinah has a passion for different languages. She can speak, read and write in German, Korean and Spanish.
- She is a National Board Member of the ALS Association.
- She was also national Co-President of the Korean American Journalists Association.
- She was a media winner at the 8th annual Wirth Chair Awards while at KUSA-TV in Denver, for three segments on the significance of recycling (presented by the University of Colorado at Denver, Graduate School of Public Affairs and Health Sciences Center)
- Jinah was nominated for several Emmy awards and received two Golden Mikes, an Associated Press Award and RTNDA Award for her reporting.
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